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For Some, Three Kings Day Is Bigger Than Christmas

Three Kings Day is when the three wise men are believed to have visited the baby Jesus. Many cultures, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, are celebrating on Friday. Festivities are also going strong in East Harlem, Miami, Los Angeles, even Disneyland. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gonzalo Casals, who organizes a parade in East Harlem.
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'Spy': A Nuclear Caper, With A Nod From Clinton

In Thomas Caplan's latest novel, The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen, Ty Hunter, a spy-turned-movie star, is called back to service at the U.S. president's behest. The book is Caplan's third work of fiction, and an early draft got a little editing help from the real-life ex-president.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 6

Norwegian Wood, Generous Company’s Gumbo and samba star Diogo Nogueira.

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Photojournalist Eve Arnold Dies At 99

She captured the ordinary and the extraordinary — but to her, they were all just people in front of the lens.
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Photographer Eve Arnold Dies At 99

Robert Siegel talks to Brigitte Lardinois, associate director photography at the University of the Arts in London, about the late photographer Eve Arnold whose work captured the lives of the rich and famous — and the down and out. Arnold died Wednesday at 99.
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Photos Of Power: China's Empress Dowager

The Freer Gallery of Art is dusting off old black-and-white images of the woman once known as the most powerful in Asia: the Empress Dowager.
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Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In 'Dervish'

Playwright and author Ayad Akhtar draws from his own childhood in Wisconsin to tell the story of a 10-year-old Pakistani-American's romantic and religious awakening.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 5

Tickling the ivories in more ways than one.

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Pamela Adlon: From 'Hill' Kid To 'Californication'

The veteran voice-over actress, who played 12-year-old Bobby Hill on Fox's animated comedy King of the Hill, now co-stars in the raunchy Showtime drama.
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Mid-Season TV Replacement Shows Hope To Score Big

At this time of year, mid-season network television shows are coming to a small screen near you. Returning hits like American Idol premiere along with a batch of new shows launched to replace canceled titles from the fall. Jim Hibberd, who covers television for Entertainment Weekly, talks to Linda Wertheimer about some of the new replacement shows.

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