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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Locally Grown: Community Supported Arts Festival

Theater J continues its celebration of Washington, D.C.'s burgeoning playwriting community with an expanded Locally Grown Festival and new Locally Grown Year-Round Initiative.


Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York 'Appetizing' Store

When it opened its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family's daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.

Film Hoists 'Hava Nagila' Up Onto A Chair, In Celebration Of Song And Dance

Director Roberta Grossman talks about her new film, which traces the evolution of the song that everybody knows — but nobody knows much about — from Jewish folk melody to unmistakable party favorite.

Secretly Working To Win The War In 'Atomic City'

The U.S. military called its Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility "Site X." During World War II, thousands of workers there enriched uranium for the first atom bomb — even if they didn't know it at the time. Author Denise Kiernan's new book, The Girls of Atomic City, follows some of the women who worked there.

Perfectly Puzzling

You will be given two words starting with the letter P. Name a third word starting with P that can follow the first one and precede the second one, in each case to complete a familiar two-word phrase.

For Ireland's First Female President, 'Everybody Matters'

In her memoir, Mary Robinson speaks of her experience advocating for social causes and her personal convictions after growing up in a deeply Catholic family.

The Movie David Duchovny Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor David Duchovny could watch Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather a million times. "If I'm flipping around channels, I'll see it's on and I'll say, 'OK, I'll watch it for a scene or two' and then I can never turn it off," he says.

Sportscaster Jon Miller Plays Not My Job

A Hall of Fame broadcaster who did the play-by-play on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for 20 years, Miller is the voice of the San Francisco Giants. He answers three questions about strange food.

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

From The View to the Oscars, Barack and Michelle Obama's regular appearances on talk shows and at sports events raise the question of whether even a president can become overexposed.