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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 14

Think outside the box with abstract art and a musical featuring enchanted pumpkins and a fairy godmother. Spoiler alert: Your evening will have a happy ending.

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Superstorm Sandy Causes Shortage Of Large Christmas Trees

The supply of giant Christmas trees may be smaller than normal this year, as at least one supplier's crop of trees was devastated by the gale force winds and snow from Superstorm Sandy.

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Cook Anupy Singla Dishes On Her Diwali Table

Hindus from New Jersey to New Delhi are celebrating Diwali. The holiday has its own traditions, customs, and most importantly, food. Host Michel Martin speaks with writer and cookbook author Anupy Singla about the dishes she's bringing to the table for this year's Diwali celebration.
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Distilling Spirits

A decade ago there were about a dozen craft distilleries in the U.S., now there are more than 250. We explore the growing phenomenon and talk to local makers.

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'Testament Of Mary' Gives Fiery Voice To The Virgin

Irish writer Colm Toibin's novella recounts familiar stories of the New Testament, as seen through the eyes of Jesus' mother. But this isn't the iconic blushing virgin you're used to seeing. Toibin's Mary is modeled after the fierce heroines of Greek tragedies — and she is filled with anger.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 13

Let the rhythm and blues sink into your soul with these musical performances.

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Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

Some Republicans say Romney's loss is partly the fault of conservative media that kept overstating the candidate's real strength.
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Kennedy Center's Theater Lab Reopens After Renovation

The Theater Lab is just the latest Kennedy Center theater to complete a renovation, reopening on Monday night with a free performance featuring music and poetry.

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The Adventures Of An Investigative Satirist

Jon Ronson, the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats, has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. His newest book, Lost at Sea, is a collection of true mini-adventures he has written along the way.

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