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Everybody Has A Prince Story (Or Should). Here Are Ours

These stories are good for sharing any day, but they must be shared today, in honor of The Purple One's passing.
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'Man, Oh Manischewitz': When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.

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Prince's Mystique Grew Even As He Stayed Out Of The Hollywood Spotlight

The influential and successful recording artist had a few major moments on television. In remembering Prince, many have cited his performance at the 2007 Super Bowl as one of his greatest shows.
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Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

There were no dress circle lounges nor mezzanine bars 400 years ago. Back then, audience snacked on cold nibbles and ready-made street food from vendors they passed on their way to the performance.
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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

Switched On author John Elder Robison says the emotional empathy he gained after receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation was intense. "It's like I lost a protective shield," he says.
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A Baby Boomer With Parkinson's Reports Back From Front Lines Of Aging

Journalist Michael Kinsley was diagnosed when he was in his 40s. Now in his 60s, he says he feels like he's "a scout for his generation." His new book is Old Age: A Beginner's Guide.
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Is Jazz Sustainable In Washington, D.C.?

When the historic jazz venue Bohemian Caverns closed, it left regional artists reeling. Now, instead of bemoaning the loss of the local institution, some musicians are organizing.

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'British Bake Off' Winner Takes On The Toughest Judge Of All: The Queen

This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.
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Why Is There Such A Large Ethiopian Population In The Washington Region?

How did D.C. become home to 'Little Ethiopia' and 'Little Eritrea?' For the latest in our 'What's With Washington' series, reporter Matthew S. Schwartz looks into the origins.

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Cooking With The Bard: We Suss Out Shakespeare's Forgotten Foods

References to obscure foods abound in Shakespeare. Know your codlings from carbonadoes? Your umbles from jumbles? We crack open Renaissance cookbooks to figure out how to feast like the Bard.

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