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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 8

Holiday events galore, including a circus, Christmas Revels, Irish tradition and a few Messiahs.

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A New Look At The Man Behind U.S. Cold War Policy

In the late 1970s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of containment. But the two men agreed it would not be published until after Kennan's death. Neither expected Kennan to live to 101, but now that he's gone, Gaddis has published George F. Kennan: An American Life.
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Raise A Glass Of Butterbeer As Potter's 'Wizarding World' Comes To Hollywood

Harry Potter's theme park attraction in Orlando is so popular that they're bringing it to Hollywood. On hand for the announcement were a couple of government officials who hope the attraction will bring more than just fun and games.
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Disappointing 'Redneck' TV Shortchanges The American South

Commentator Eric Deggans looks at a depressing trend in television that presents the American South through a single, durable stereotype: the so-called "redneck."
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DVD Picks: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Bob Mondello recommends the original BBC miniseries of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, ahead of the new film.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 7

826DC, the intersection of theater, improv and your Facebook data and technology obsolescent.

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Lights On Tonight For Capitol Christmas Tree

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It's lights on for the  U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this evening, as the 65-foot Sierra white fir will be the focus of a ceremony attended by House Speaker John Boehner, among others.

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Russia's Real Reindeer Culture

For many, reindeer are magical sled-pulling creatures found on sweaters and coffee mugs this time of year. For others, though, reindeer are a way of life.
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Dustin Lance Black: Crafting The Story Of 'J. Edgar'

The recent film portrays former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a man who had to keep his sexual orientation a secret — while collecting other people's secrets to use against them. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black explains how he researched the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
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'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

Once, the 2007 film about a street musician and Czech immigrant who pen songs during an unforgettable week in Dublin, is now an off-Broadway musical. John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of Black Watch, collaborates with Irish playwright Enda Walsh to tell the emotionally charged love story.

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