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In A Brilliantly Disorienting Film, A Teenager Is 'Starred Up' To An Adult Prison

The British drama depicts remarkable characters, including an angry teenager who meets two father figures behind bars. It's a prison film that's shattering beyond physical violence.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 8

A popular film festival is back in town and three bands are performing at a local venue.

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Horton Meets A ... Who? Introducing The Kwuggerbug, From Seuss' 'Lost Stories'

Seuss died in 1991, but a new collection of his lesser-known work comes out Tuesday. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories includes four tales Seuss originally wrote as magazine columns.
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How Dolph Lundgren Went From Chemical Engineer To Action Star

Before he was Ivan Drago or He-Man, Lundgren was just another 6-foot 5-inch Swede with a black belt in karate and a degree in chemical engineering — who turned down a scholarship to MIT for show-biz.
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Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer And Survivor

A Moroccan slave named Estebanico was one of only four men to survive a 1528 expedition to America from Spain. The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the story through his eyes.
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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.
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Public Art In D.C. Is Back With Return Of '5x5' Program

D.C.s' largest temporary public art program returns beginning in September and running through December, with new art works across the District.

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'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?

In a new book, Randall Munroe — creator of the web comic xkcd and a former NASA roboticist — tackles pressing questions like What would happen if all of humanity jumped at once in Rhode Island?
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China Gets Its First Taste Of Fine Art Photography

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
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The Full Escovedo: What You May Not Know About Sheila E.

If her Prince-assisted '80s hits are all you know of Sheila Escovedo, you're missing half the story. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the drummer, singer and bandleader and dives in to her early history.

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