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For Pulitzer Prize-Winner Gregory Pardlo, Poetry Offers 'Intimacy' Between Strangers

In the latest conversation marking the centenary of the Pulitzers, NPR's Scott Simon asks Gregory Pardlo what it means for a poet to win the prize and how it affects his poetry.
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VIDEO: The Taliban Hated Her Art, But She Became An Artist Anyway

Sughra Hussainy, a 27-year-old artist from Afghanistan, never imagined her talent in traditional Persian calligraphy would take her around the world.
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'The Lobster': A Rom-Com With Satirical Claws

The Lobster is a comedy in which single people are given 45 days to fall in love before being turned into an animal of their choice.
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Baltimore Author Discusses 'Living (And Dying) While Black'

Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood, and he explains how the real day-to-day of selling drugs is nothing like the movies. Originally broadcast Oct. 1, 2015.
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Jane Austen's 'Love & Friendship' Comes To Screen, And It's An Absolute Treat

An impoverished widow has designs on a married lord — and a plans for her own teenage daughter — in Whit Stillman's adaptation of the Austen novella, Lady Susan. Critic David Edelstein has a review.
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Remembering Michael S. Harper, A Poet With An Ear For Jazz

Harper, who died Saturday, was known for his jazz-influenced poems. His first volume of poetry, Dear John, Dear Coltrane, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1978. Originally broadcast in 2000.
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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and LogoTV.com.
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With A 2-Km. Pizza, Naples Aims To Deliver A Slice Of History

On Sunday, this Italian city — birthplace of the Margherita pizza — will try to swipe Milan's record for the world's longest pie.
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Jodie Foster On Roles For Strong Women, On Screen And Off

Foster is behind the camera on her latest film, Money Monster. She's found that directing allows her to execute a complete vision: "It's a full expression of who I am and what I think," she says.
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Psychedelic Font: How Wes Wilson Turned Hippie Era Turmoil Into Art

It's been 50 years since artist Wes Wilson invented the psychedelic font that was popular in the '60 and '70s. Wilson talks about how he made a name for himself designing psychedelic concert posters.

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