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The "Instagramification" Of D.C.

How many pictures have you seen of the Washington monument on your Facebook feed? Probably too many to count.

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Many Area Museums Remain Closed After Blizzard

Several Smithsonian museums in Washington and the National Zoo remain closed after shutting down for the snow storm on Friday.
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'Lolita' And Lollipops: What Nabokov Had To Say About Nosh

Vladimir Nabokov was an indifferent eater, but his writing made sumptuous use of food. Fans will enjoy unearthing links between his fiction and private life in a new collection of letters to his wife.
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No Business Like Snow Business: For D.C. Theaters, Big Storms Can Mean Big Losses

In the world of performing arts, winter storms — like the blizzard that gripped much of the East Coast last weekend — can be financially taxing.
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Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
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Encore: Films To Beat A Bone-Chilling Blizzard

As the mid-Atlantic region recovers from a blizzard, these films will transport you to warmer, steamier and sandier locales. This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2015 on All Things Considered.
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The Mystery Of The Listeria That Lurked In Bags Of Dole Salad

Foodborne illness investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies have identified the source of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 12 people and led to one death.
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PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize To J.K. Rowling

The PEN/Allen award is given annually to big-name authors who embody the organization's mission "to oppose repression in any form." Rowling is a frequent target — and vocal opponent — of censorship.
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Deconstructing Gov. Chris Christie's 'Bridge To Redemption'

Journalist Matt Katz discusses Christie's rise to power in New Jersey, the "Bridgegate" scandal and his performance in the '16 Republican presidential primary. Katz is the author of American Governor.
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Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

The Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio that feels like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory of vegetables. It grows cutting-edge varieties for chefs like cucamelons and eggplants the size of a pea.

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