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'Ides Of March' Writer Goes From Stage To Screen

Writer Beau Willimon turned his stage play, Farragut North, into the film, The Ides of March. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Willimon about the film, one of five nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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How To Pick The Perfect Valentine's Day Card

David Ellis Dickerson is a former Hallmark greeting card writer and the creator of a YouTube series, Greeting Card Emergency. He gives host Rachel Martin a primer on the perfect Valentine's Day card and addresses some sticky situations that may require special cards.
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Author Anne Rice Finds Werewolves In The Redwoods

In her new novel, The Wolf Gift, author Anne Rice creates a new cosmology for an old monster, the werewolf. We're not all that different from the beast, she says. "You're writing about a vampire or you're writing about a werewolf," she says, "but you're really just writing about human beings."
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Black, Female And An Inspirational Modern Artist

In just the last year, 96-year-old sculptor Elizabeth Catlett has had her work featured in exhibitions from Istanbul to Mexico to New York. She broke through barriers of race and gender, yet remains unknown to all but the artists she inspires.
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Hey, I've Got Five On It!

Every answer is a familiar three-word phrase, name or title in which each word has five letters — for example, "Royal Opera House."
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'Ghosts Of Empire': Britain's Lasting Imperial Legacy

In his new book, Kwasi Kwarteng picks six territories that were once part of the British Empire and explores how decisions made by colonial administrators still influence the countries' political and economic life.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 13

Loveable animals, less lovable animals and young, mostly mad lovers.

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Museum Dedicated To All Of French Artist's Talents

France has opened a new museum honoring one of the most multi-talented, controversial and too-often-forgotten artists of the last century: Jean Cocteau. He was a poet, playwright, sculptor, painter and filmmaker. Frank Browning reports that it's all on view on the Cote d'Azur.

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