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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Musical Adaptation of Shakepeare's 'The Winter's Tale'

Monday, August 25, 2014

The production blends of professional actors, community members, and special guests, as part of the Public Theater's Public Works project.

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The World

After Ferguson, one woman urges her fellow African immigrants to see themselves simply as black

Friday, August 22, 2014

The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.

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The World

Why these Iraqi kids are bucking the trend — and their parents — to stay in Baghdad

Friday, August 22, 2014

More than half of all Iraqis are under the age of 20. But as most of the country is gripped by violence and instability, opportunities for young Iraqis are evaporating, and more and more are emigrating abroad. One group of friends say they’re determined to break that trend.

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Studio 360

Taylor Mac's History of American Pop in 24 Hours

Friday, August 22, 2014

Taylor Mac isn’t your typical drag performer. For one thing, he’s working on a 24-hour revue of American pop music that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

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Studio 360

Poetry in Sexts & Music History in Drag

Friday, August 22, 2014

Patricia Lockwood writes NSFW poetry, a punk rock teen finds her calling in opera, and avant-drag performer Taylor Mac reimagines American pop music — all 24 decades of it.

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Studio 360

Patricia Lockwood Sexts the Body Electric

Friday, August 22, 2014

The viral poetry sensation and author of a string of surreal Twitter “sexts” shows that she’s anything but a one-trick poet in her latest collection.

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Navya from Arizona

Friday, August 22, 2014

We received hundreds of great submissions for our high school poetry challenge. Here’s one about the about the demise of a tree house at the end of summer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and starring in the film, about religion, marriage, and family drama, set in Amman, Jordan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Starting Life as a Playwright After 12 Years in Prison

Friday, August 22, 2014

Joe Assadourian talks about his new one-man, off-Broadway comedy “The Bullpen,” based on his experiences behind bars.

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Studio 360

Father & Son, Show & Tell

Friday, August 22, 2014

A photographer father and his young son collaborated on a book that helped them deal with a haunting absence in their family. A decade later, they’re still working together.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Ditching Punk for Opera

Friday, August 22, 2014

A punk rocker teen thought 18th century costumes had major Goth appeal. When she saw them on stage in an opera, she fell in love with a new (old) style of music.

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The World

A Japanese American magician named 'Honesty' tricks out Cambridge crowds

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer time means an influx of street performers in busy cities all around the world. In Cambridge, it mean it's time for 22-year-old Makoto to perform his magic tricks and dream of the big time.

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The World

The extremists who killed James Foley are as brutal as they are Internet savvy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.

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The World

South Africa's most popular soap opera fires its cast

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Too young and too restless? The management of South Africa's most popular soap opera certainly think so. They've just fired the show's cast for demanding more money.

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Love + Radio

Choir Boy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was …

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The World

Remembering a fearless poet known as 'Iran's Lioness'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simin Behbahani was a beloved Iranian poet who earned the nickname "Lioness" for her powerful verse. US President Barack Obama recited one of her poems in his 2011 message to the Iranian people.

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The World

Algerian artists are 'exposing the scars' of the country's recent civil war

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Not too long ago, Algeria fought a traumatizing civil war between the country's military and Islamist militias, now commonly called the "Black Decade." Today, a younger generation of Algerians is trying to reconcile the country's trauma through art, but the government has a policy of overlooking it.

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The World

Algeria's contemporary artists strive to make their own space

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.

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Studio 360

User-Unfriendly Objects

Monday, August 18, 2014

Katerina Kamprani’s work has been described as vindictive, sadistic, frustrating, and twisted. You might use those words, too, if you tried on her rain boots (with an open toe), sat in her chair (with a slanted seat), or tried to eat your lunch with one of her forks (which collapses like nunchucks).

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The World

Take a ride-along with Nashville’s first Kurdish American cop

Friday, August 15, 2014

Had things been a little different, Jiyayi Suleyman might have been a peshmerga fighter alongside his uncle and other Kurdish troops. Instead he's a police office in Nashville trying to keep the city's residents there safe.

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