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100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters

It's been 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the anniversary brings with it a barrage of literature. Former NPR editor Rachel Syme has been keeping track of the new releases and lists her favorites here. Do you have a favorite Titanic book? Let us know in the comments.
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Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday

A long-standing myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a medieval pope made to sell more fish. That's just a fish tale. The real story behind fish Fridays is much better.
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Texan Poet Says, Spend Some Time Among The Clouds

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from storyteller and poet Anne McCrady of Henderson, Texas. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.
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A Sublime, Impressionistic 'Deep Blue Sea'

Terence Davies' newest film is a free adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz as a woman who leaves her older, aristocratic husband for a young and penniless ex-officer. (Recommended)
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Michael Rosen: "Dignity: Its History and Meaning" (Rebroadcast)

Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Diane and her guest discuss modern conceptions of dignity.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 6

Two Earth Day events, a pair of LaBute plays and 20 years of Dana Tai Soon.

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Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial Draws Ire

There's growing controversy over a Burger King ad featuring singer Mary J Blige. Blige apologized for the ad on Thursday, saying she didn't approve the final version.
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Kerry Washington On Bringing Washington 'Scandal' To TV

Kerry Washington has a new network drama about a crisis manager in D.C. She says it might remind you of other D.C. shows, but it's got its own interesting inspiration.
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Lionel Shriver's Not-So-'New Republic'

Publishers initially passed on Lionel Shriver's satire on terrorism, The New Republic. The manuscript languished in a drawer until now, but can a work written 13 years ago remain relevant today?

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