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Joe Simon, Co-Creator Of Captain America, Has Died

Together with illustrator Jack Kirby, Simon created the iconic comic book hero in 1940. Simon was 98.
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Kevin Clash: The Man Behind Elmo

For more than 20 years, puppeteer Kevin Clash has been the voice behind the lovable red monster on Sesame Street. Both Clash "and" Elmo talk with Terry Gross about performing with Jim Henson, and creating a fun, educational experience for preschool-aged children.
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A New Twist On A Holiday Classic: Wonderful Life

A bell rings, an angel gets its wings, and one man performs all the roles from It's a Wonderful Life in a world-premiere show at Hub Theatre in Fairfax, Va.
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LA's Art Scene In the '60s Rivaled New York

From Andy Warhol to David Hockney, artists of the 1960s flocked to Los Angeles and helped create a new, contemporary art scene that was an alternative to New York. Renee Montagne talks to Hunter Drohojowska-Philp about her book, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, which focuses on art in post-war Los Angeles.
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Television's New Antiheroes: Creating Sympathy For The Devilish

Commentator Eric Deggans says television's current crop of antiheroes may reflect the reluctance of an audience in cynical times to accept a traditional straight-up hero.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 15

Christmas is just ten days away, but if that’s not terribly exciting to you there’s a fair amount of fun being had at the season’s expense.

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Local Swedes Mark Santa Lucia Day

With the help of the Swedish embassy, local swedes get a little taste of their home holiday traditions with the celebration of Santa Lucia Day.

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Year-End Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Novels Of 2011

2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 14

Forum’s Female Voices Festival, Dunes’ Dystopia and deer at Avalon’s ‘Lions of Czech Film’ night.

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