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'Last Man' Will Forte On Beards, Comedy And Bruce Dern's Acting Advice

Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is "all about commitment."
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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.
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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

The actress is the oldest person to head the annual list. But as Clinton and Bush race for the White House, the news seems like deja vu — a vision from 1992.
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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.
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Firehouses, Supervisor Salaries, Arts Funding: Choices Pile Up In Northern Virginia Budgets

Things are changing in jurisdictions like Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. The people who decide on local government budgets have had to make changes, too.

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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
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After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.

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