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Celebrating Two Centuries Of Dickens

Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this year, and while he is perhaps best known for his more popular novels, the man and his work went much deeper than that.

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Group Works To Restore Adams Morgan Mural

A small group of enthusiastic residents are pushing to save and restore an Adam's Morgan mural with a decades-old history for the area's Latino community.

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Damon Lindelof Risks The Wrath Of Loyal Fans Again

The Lost writer, who was a producer on the 2009 Star Trek reboot, is co-writer of the new Alien prequel Prometheus. He talks about science fiction, unsatisfied fan bases and how best to enjoy Prometheus.
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New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core

Natasha Trethewey, 46, is among the youngest U.S. poet laureates and only the second to hail from the South. Trethewey's work explores issues of mixed race, history and memory. "She's taking us into history that was never written," says Librarian of Congress James Billington.
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Tiny Ovens For Tots: A Kitchen Evolution

The Easy-Bake oven might be the most widely recognized cooking toy ever made. But it's just one chapter in the century-old history of working toy ovens. We've cooked up a few examples of the Easy-Bake's predecessors, and a few choice morsels from the iconic toy's own evolution.
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An Arts Leader Lifts the Baton One Last Time

More than 45 years after founding the Washington Choral Arts Society, Norman Scribner is preparing for his final performance on June 13.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Silverdocs Documentary Festival at AFI Silver

The 10th annual Silverdocs Festival is "non-fiction nirvana," demonstrating great documentary works at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

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Tonys Prompt Questions Of Race In American Theater

With a black president in the White House, there's a lot of talk about a post-racial society. But is that feeling reflected in the dramatic arts? Ahead of Sunday's Tony Awards, host Michel Martin looks at the role of race in American theater. She speaks with Kyle Bass of Syracuse Stage and chief theater critic for The Chicago Tribune Chris Jones.
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Why Soybeans Sit On The Bench While Corn Takes The Field

Soybeans came to the U.S. as a cheap source of oil, and they've never been able to overcome that past. They just don't have the rock star status of corn, even though they're the nation's number two crop.
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How Dorothy Parker Came To Rest In Baltimore

Dorothy Parker considered New York City to be her beloved hometown: It's where she grew up, where she wrote many darkly humorous poems and short stories, and where she became famous. But today, Parker's ashes can be found not in New York, but in Baltimore.

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