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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Is A Mind-Opening Masterpiece

Director Pete Docter had the idea for this movie a little over five years ago after he saw his own 11-year-old daughter become sad and tried to imagine how the world looked through her eyes.
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No Funds, No Festival: '15 Adams Morgan Day Canceled Amid Sponsor’s Turmoil

The 2015 Adams Morgan Day festival has been canceled amid a crisis of leadership and tens of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid bills to the city.
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'Sadness Is Like A Superhero': Amy Poehler On Pixar's 'Inside Out'

The movie, directed by Pete Docter, follows the five emotions inside an 11-year-old's head. Poehler plays Joy, but she says Sadness' strength is she knows how to talk about loss.
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The Legendary Mr. Miyamoto, Father Of Mario And Donkey Kong

Super Mario Bros. turns 30 this year. NPR's Laura Sydell met up with the video game's famed creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was in Los Angeles this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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Kids' Art Show Takes Over Two Billboards In Times Square

Through the weekend, art by 23 public school students will be seen on two large billboards in the heart of New York City.
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4 Ways NBC Might Rehabilitate Brian Williams' Image

Now that NBC has finalized a deal to move disgraced anchor Brian Williams to MSNBC, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans outlines some ways the network might salvage his credibility.
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'Love & Mercy' Brings The Life Of Brian Wilson To The Big Screen

Screenwriter Oren Moverman talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the film's depiction of the Beach Boy's troubled life. We'll also listen back to an interview Gross recorded with Wilson in 1988.
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Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March

Napoleon is credited with the phrase "an army marches on its stomach," but he probably never said it. Now 200 years after his legendary defeat, it's worth recalling his disregard for feeding his army.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 18, 2015

You can see two short plays: one that was first performed in the 16th century, and another that’s brand new.

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'The Projects' Explores The Evolution Of Chicago's Public Housing System

The face of public housing is changing in the U.S. In one of the biggest experiments, Chicago's Housing Authority has torn down most of its high-rise public housing units. For decades, they were home to thousands of residents who persevered even when the developments became overrun with crime and poverty. Now the American Theater Company is presenting The Projects, a documentary play about the hope, danger and changes that have occurred in public housing as told by current and former residents, gang members and scholars.

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