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Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

It's a tragedy, perhaps, but books do go out of print. Sometimes it's a slow march toward elimination, others pass out of sight before they've had a chance to shine. But reviewer and editor Parul Sehgal recommends five that have come back to life.
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John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

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Bookend: Novelist A.X. Ahmad On Learning The Craft Of Writing

In our monthly look at D.C.'s literary scene, we hear from A.X. Ahmad, author of the new thriller, The Caretaker.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Learning

As local kids head back to school, we'll bring you a show about "learning" — both inside and outside the classroom.

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Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society

Tarquin Hall's mystery novels, starring the Punjabi detective Vish Puri, are a merry introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights. Puri, who calls himself the subcontinent's "most private investigator," tackles corruption, forbidden love and the clash of science and superstition.
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Taking A Closer Look At Milgram's Shocking Obedience Study

In the early 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a controversial study in which participants were led to believe they were administering painful, high-voltage shocks to other subjects. Gina Perry, author of Behind the Shock Machine, says the study has "taken on a life of its own."
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'Souvenir Nation' At The Smithsonian

We talk with the curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit about the evolution of souvenirs and what we can learn from those early relics.

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Brainy, Fat And Full Of Ideas: 'Night Film' Is A Good-Natured Thriller

In the pages of Marisha Pessl's Night Film, you'll uncover the death of a beautiful woman; her terrifying, filmmaker-father; even a seemingly haunted mansion. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that while the book dips into the unsavory and the scary, it stays surprisingly PG.
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Book Review: 'Archangel'

National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett's new book is a collection of short stories called Archangel.
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New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.

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