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4 Forgotten Fads Of The Past

A quartet of quirky fads faded away into the American mist.
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James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Feared Dead

A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 23, 2015

A Spanish saint’s mystery and legacy are explored in a free play. Artists dive into the relationship between their work and a South American country’s rivers.

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
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'Infinitely Polar Bear' Director Relives Childhood With Mentally Ill Parent

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Maya Forbes and her daughter Imogene Wolodarsky about their new film, Infinitely Polar Bear. Forbes wrote and directed the fictionalized take on her own childhood.
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Obama Visits Marc Maron's Garage; Cats Annoyed They Were Shut In Bedroom

Several months ago, the White House contacted the comedian to see if he'd be interested in having the president as his guest. "I just didn't think that it would ever happen," Maron says.
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The Human Drama Of Hacking Fuels TV Thriller 'Mr. Robot'

The new show, which focuses on a vigilante programmer, has gotten some rave reviews from real-life hackers. But the show's creator, Sam Esmail, says he wasn't inspired by any individuals in the news.
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Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

Mia Alvar's new short story collection spans the globe — from Manila to New York to Manama, Bahrain — to offer a more complicated narrative of Filipino exiles, emigres and wanderers.
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Remembering James Salter, A 'Writer's Writer' Who Died Friday

The acclaimed author died in New York at age 90. A master of his craft, Salter never received the mainstream success many believe he deserved. His novels include A Sport and a Pastime and All That Is.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 22, 2015

Two dance companies are performing in D.C. this week.

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