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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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Hollywood Stages A DVD Comeback, With Some Snags

In an effort to reclaim a movie market that's been dominated by the likes of Netflix, Amazon and iTunes, Hollywood has come out with UltraViolet, a service that allows users to buy and store movies digitally. But the system has its problems.
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Kardashian Reportedly Made Bank From Wedding

Guy Raz speaks with Leslie Bruce, senior writer with the Hollywood Reporter, about the money behind reality star Kim Kardashian's wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries. The reportedly multimillion dollar wedding actually earned the Kardashian family money through various deals with entertainment television and magazines. But Kardashian filed for divorce Monday after 72 days of marriage.

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