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At NYC's Chelsea Hotel, The End Of An Artistic Era?

Some of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century lived, worked and played at the Chelsea. Now, the building has been sold and just a handful of longtime residents remain. Still, it is a building with a "life force," says 20-year resident Scott Griffin.
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The Old Man And The Boat: Hemingway On The Pilar

There are countless biographies of Ernest Hemingway, but none of his beloved fishing boat, Pilar. A new book by Paul Hendrickson looks at the great writer's relationship with the boat.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 3

Talking about music, Harry Callahan and peace in the Middle East.

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TV's Fixation With 'The New Breed' Of '60s Women

This fall, television is continuing its love affair with the 1960s. ABC's Pan Am and NBC's The Playboy Club put the women of the era front and center. Part of the trend is due to the hit show Mad Men, but viewers might also be fascinated with how far we've come with gender equality.
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Back-Porch Beekeepers Take Honey Hyperlocal

One of the spinoffs of the go-green movement has been do-it-yourself beekeeping, and it's beginning to swarm. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has the buzz.
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A Muse Gets Mad In Oyeyemi's Magical 'Mr. Fox'

Writer St. John Fox is killing off his heroines, and his imaginary muse Mary has had enough. "You're a serial killer," Mary tells Fox, before challenging him to write stories that don't end in death. Novelist Helen Oyeyemi talks about her fourth novel with NPR's Audie Cornish.
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A Supreme Court Order

In honor of the start of the Supreme Court's new term, think of five words related to a given category whose first letters spell out "court." For example, if the category was girls' names, the answers could be (C)onnie, (O)lga, (U)ma, (R)achel and (T)ina.
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Ken Burns' 'Prohibition' Recalls A Law So Strict It Was (Tee)totally Doomed

Ken Burns latest PBS series, Prohibition, examines how a ban on alcohol in an alcohol-loving society ever came to be passed in the first place, and how its enforcement made it inevitable that it could not stand.
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Zen And 'The Art of Fielding': Baseball As Life

Chad Harbach's acclaimed debut novel, The Art Of Fielding, is full of wins and losses. But when a star player chokes, the book raises big questions about the things we chase in life — and what happens when we fall short.

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