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'Daily Show' Producer's Book: Blasphemy Or Hilarity?

After posting on Twitter under the name "The Tweet of God" for the last year, comedy writer and former Daily Show executive producer David Javerbaum is out with a new book this week called The Last Testament. But some big retailers aren't laughing. Names including Wal-Mart have refused to carry the book.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 4

Prophets of Funk, DC A Cappella, FotoWeek and Mel Bochner’s In The Tower.

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Degas' Dancers: Behind The Scenes, At The Barre

Edgar Degas was transfixed by the beauty of the ballet — but even more fascinated by the hard work of its dancers. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. is showcasing an exhibit of his best behind-the-scenes ballet works, Degas's Dancers at the Barre.
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Designer Brings Muslim Fashion To The Runway

Nailah Lymus, a 27-year-old aspiring designer and Muslim woman, had her first runway show during New York City's Fashion Week. Her clothing line, Amirah Creations, aims for modesty, but is also "transitional" in catering to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
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Punk Rock Grows Up, And Grays, In 'Other F Word'

Punk rock has provided the anthems of angsty teenagerdom for decades — but as the genre's idols age, they've found themselves with teenagers of their own. In The Other F Word, director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins profiles punk rockers facing a paradoxical challenge — fatherhood.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 3

V for Variety, #DC for support, and a flute choir.

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Joan Didion: Crafting An Elegy For Her Daughter

Two years after the death of her husband, Joan Didion suffered the untimely loss of her only daughter. She pieces together her memories of Quintana Roo in her new memoir, Blue Nights.
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Michael Kahn On Directing Theater, Ditching Exams

Michael Kahn began directing plays as a child, and since then has become one of the most respected directors in classical theater. He formerly taught at New York's famed Julliard School. Now he's celebrating his 25 years leading the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He speaks with Michel Martin about casting more actors of color, boosting culture in Washington and causing trouble as a college student.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 2

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Ancient Greeks meet graffiti art, an abstract painter gives a concrete lecture and an orchestra tackles two greats.

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