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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 14

Christopher O’Riley, the best of Baroque, a decade of dance and African textiles.

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Inskeep Explores Growing Pains Of An 'Instant City'

Pakistan's port city of Karachi is 30 times larger now than it was at the end of World War II. In his first book, Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep explores the violence and vitality of a city experiencing explosive population growth.
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'Catch-22': A Paradox Turns 50 And Still Rings True

Joseph Heller's depictions of war turned America's idea of heroism on its head. The irreverent 1961 novel was based on Heller's own experiences in World War II, but it was the anti-authoritarian generation of the Vietnam era that embraced Catch-22 as its own.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 13

the wiyos

Spooky film, evil theater, D.C. dance and American music.

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How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory

In 2007, artist Lonni Sue Johnson contracted viral encephalitis, leading to severe brain damage and amnesia. But language and crossword puzzles have unlocked Johnson's ability to remember how to play the viola and create simpler, childlike art — and that intrigues scientists at Johns Hopkins University.
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Drunk On Words: A Literary Escape From Adolescence

The romantic power of words has the uncanny ability to lead us through the aches and pains of growing up. Author Leah Hager Cohen recommends Brian Hall's The Saskiad, a coming-of-age tale with a bookish twist.
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'Lost Memory Of Skin' Goes Where Most Fiction Won't

Russell Banks' latest is an uneven effort to excavate and redeem the dregs of modern society. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the novel — about porn addiction and sexual predators — is compelling in a low-grade, nightmarish sort of way.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 12

all the presidents men

More quakes, they’re Bach, labors of love and fall fashion.

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Funding Scarce For Minority Arts Groups

Arts funding is not created equal, according to an arts funding watchdog that is criticizing the diminishing quantity of funds going to groups that serve racially diverse communities.

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'Good Wife"s Alan Cumming On His Career In Acting

Actor Alan Cumming got his start with a breakout performance in a 1993 revival of Cabaret. Now he plays pithy and practical political consultant Eli Gold on CBS' The Good Wife. Cumming joins NPR's Neal Conan to discuss his various roles, both on-screen and on-stage.

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