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Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 22

This weekend you can see two classic operas about sex, jealousy and drama or sit down for a children’s theater performance that takes a lighter look at love.

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Judge Says Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Partition

A judge ruled on Monday that seven current students and one faculty member have standing to challenge the partition of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.
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Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
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Judge To Decide Whether Festival Dispute Will Go To Trial

The Summer Solstice Projekt festival was set to be held at in Myersville in June 2009, but police shut it down after receiving numerous noise complaints. An attorney for the festival's organizer says officials didn't meet the legal standard his client was entitled to.
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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.
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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.
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By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.

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