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Sandy Pulls Curtain Over N.Y. Art Scene

Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
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'Richard Burton Diaries' Unveil A Theatrical Life

Actor Richard Burton was one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, but his tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor captured the public's curiosity. A new book of his diaries reveals his dramatic personal life. Host Rachel Martin talks to Burton's daughter, Kate, and Chris Williams, who edited the diaries.
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'SEAL Team Six' Gets Some Of Bin Laden Raid Right

The National Geographic Channel's movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden premieres Sunday night. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin spoke with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about how accurate the film is compared to the real story.
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What's In A Name?

Every answer today consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the nonanagram parts of the names, you identify the people.
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The Movie RZA Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Rapper-turned-director RZA could watch Sergio Leone's western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a million times. "It's funny, this movie is to me an American classic, even though it's an Italian film," he says.
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Nick, Nora (And Asta) Return In 'Thin Man' Novellas

Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Now, for the first time, the stories of After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man have been published as novellas.
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The Story Of Steadman, Drawn From His 'Gonzo' Art

Illustrator Ralph Steadman became known for his collaborations with "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, but their partnership wasn't always easy. The documentary For No Good Reason looks at Steadman's life, art and relationship with the eccentric writer.
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Smithsonian's Wayne Clough Plays Not My Job

The Smithsonian Institution is often called The Nation's Attic, which makes Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian, the crazy guy up in the attic hoarding all that stuff. Since he's in charge of the stuff that's worth keeping, we'll quiz him on all the stuff people collect that isn't.
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How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses

In 1877, Anna Sewell wrote a novel about human kindness and cruelty — all from the point of view of a horse. In the decades since, Black Beauty has been embraced by generations of children, and has helped change the way we treat and think about horses.

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