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Lincoln Biopic: Film Incentives Often Not Worth Cost

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While residents are excited about seeing Spielberg's Lincoln shot in Richmond, Va., one economist questions the extent of the economic benefit the film brings.

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At Midseason, Serial Dramas Serve Up Big Twists

TV critic David Bianculli talks up some of the twists and turns presented recently in some of his favorite shows — including Dexter, Homeland and The Walking Dead. Note: Spoiler-rich.
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Going 'One On One' With Sports' Greatest Stars

Award-winning sports journalist John Feinstein explains how he's gotten some of the most talented and temperamental athletes and coaches in the world to talk to him. His book One on One details his conversations with people like Bobby Knight, Tiger Woods and John McEnroe.
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Obamas On Hand For National Christmas Tree Lighting

The first family was on-hand for the 89th lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House.

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Adele Is Belle Of Grammy Nominations

During Wednesday's Grammy nominations announcement, pop singers Bruno Mars and Adele scored big, but other notables didn't get as much recognition as many critics expected. Host Michel Martin discusses the Grammys and how musicians are upping 'Occupy' support. She hears from music journalists Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ann Powers and Jasmine Garsd.
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Watch This: Paul Feig's Eclectic Must-See Movies

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig about his must-see movie picks. The comedy selections on Feig's list are surprisingly sparse — in fact, his choices run the gamut from the serious to the downright bizarre.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 1

A deluge of holiday concerts must mean it’s December in the District.

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Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies At 41

Guy Raz remembers Patrice O'Neal — a stand-up comedian who took on controversial topics like race, AIDS and his own struggle with diabetes. O'Neal died on Tuesday. He was 41 and lived in New Jersey.
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Even John Lennon Needs A To-Do List

Even the most famous among us need to make a memo for the mundane. Melissa Block and Guy Raz tell us what a few icons — from JFK to Johnny Cash — once had on their to-do lists.

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