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Video-Streaming Firms Attract Customers With Exclusive Shows

Subscription services — like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus — attract customers with two kinds of programming. They all have a lot of movies and TV shows, but they have a few things that you can't see anywhere else. For example, the fight among video- streaming services for Downtown Abbey has been intense.
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'Humanity' May Get Second Chance In Jean Thompson's New Novel

Jean Thompson's The Humanity Project follows the fortunes of a number of hard-luck people — and looks at the bizarre, sad and funny ways we fail to help others.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 22

Art can show you the world. This week, you can see photographs and video by a war artist, or take a look at some prints inspired by one couple's travels.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Washington Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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Spirituality And Sprite, Aisle 1? What An Artist Sees In Wal-Mart

Artist Brendan O'Connell's paintings find beauty in a cathedral of American consumerism. His thoughtful, unironic paintings of life inside Wal-Mart stores reflect on our relationship to brands and the search for "transcendence" in a shopping cart.
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When Sculpting Cedar, This Artist Is Tireless And Unsentimental

Ursula von Rydingsvard is 70 years old, but she still spends eight hours a day working massive blocks of cedar into sculptures. "I don't want the cuteness associated with the wood," she says, "or even the nostalgia."
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Kay Bailey Hutchison On Other 'Unflinching' Texan Women

Kay Bailey Hutchison was the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Her new book, Unflinching Courage, profiles some of the brave female pioneers who shaped her home state.
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Al Gore Plays Not My Job: Extended Cut

Back in 2011, Gore's former boss Bill Clinton appeared on Wait Wait and correctly answered three questions about the My Little Pony children's TV show. We're going to ask Gore three questions about Shetland ponies.

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