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WWII Novel-Memoir Explores The Blurry Line Between Fact And Fiction

In Daniel Torday's The Last Flight of Poxl West, a Jewish refugee tells his heroic World War II story in a best-selling — and partly fabricated — memoir.
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Forget Binge Watching: Great Television Happens When Networks Pace Shows

The perfect example, says critic David Bianculli, is HBO's The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Spread out over six weeks, the finale had the most chilling TV moment he's seen in years.
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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.
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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.
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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 17, 2015

You can see the revival of an award-winning play or see how music from South-East Asia and Europe can blend together.

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For Spanish Bagpiper, 'Celtic Connection' Crosses Borders And Millennia

For gaita player Carlos Núñez, there's an undeniable bond between Celtic sounds and the music of his native Galicia region in Spain.

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D.C. Legends Rare Essence To Be The First Go-Go Band At SXSW

The D.C. go-go ensemble has been playing locally for decades, but this week, it'll be the first to touch down at the high-profile SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Could it give D.C.'s homegrown sound a new shot at fame?
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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.
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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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