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Math Is Everywhere, But Especially On National Mall This Weekend

The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
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A Tart Take On Bitter Realities In 'Tangerines'

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tangerines, an unconventional war drama that was this year's Estonian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.
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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Terry Gross. Originally broadcast June 30, 2014.
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In 'True Story,' A Shamed Journalist Interviews A Fugitive Who Stole His Identity

In 2001, Michael Finkel was fired for making up a story. Then he learns that a suspected murderer is posing as him, so he gets to know him. The best word for the drama is "dumb," says David Edelstein.
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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
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ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 17, 2015

You can see films from around the world or do math on the National Mall at a new festival.

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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.
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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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