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Culturetopia: Brighton Beach To Brighton Rock Edition

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We could have called this week's podcast of NPR's best arts and culture stories "All Brighton Things Considered." Brighton right now is apparently where it's at.

And it doesn't matter if it's English Brighton or New York's Brighton! We've got a look at a new remake of Brighton Rock, the classic British gangster thriller. Closer to home, reporter Jesse Baker scrutinizes the purported reality of a new TV show, Russian Dolls, which comes straight from Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.

In non-Brighton-related arts news, we've also got great pieces about the banjo's early African roots and a profile of Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May. (She'll have you from the first notes of a song called "Psycho.") And the latest installment of our series On Location, about movies in which the setting is practically a character, has cops and community activists remembering the controversial 1981 hit film Fort Apache, The Bronx.

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