Performing Arts

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.
 

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October 13, 2014 | NPR · The actor says he’s been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a “Choose Your Own Adventure.”
 

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October 9, 2014 | NPR · In the new play Colossal, a former football player, paralyzed after taking a bad hit during a game, reflects on his glory days and his struggles as a gay man in the macho culture of football.
 

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October 9, 2014 | NPR · Dancer, choreographer, director, actor and painter Geoffrey Holder died Sunday. His son, Leo, writes about the remarkable last night he spent with his father.
 

October 8, 2014 | NPR · In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to “women in crisis,” her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.
 

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October 7, 2014 | NPR · As The CW’s new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.
 

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October 7, 2014 | NPR · Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.
 

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October 5, 2014 | NPR · Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.
 

 

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News

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here’s a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · The Pew Research Center’s first study on online harassment shows it happens to most of us. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · The gynecological surgeon’s Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.
 

Arts & Life

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it’s announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
 

Orbit
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Greg Bear’s latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of “Skyrines” (Sky marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.
 

Crown
October 22, 2014 | NPR · American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
 

Music

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October 22, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · A single for Taylor Swift’s upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.
 

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