January 25, 2008 One of the goals of this series is to occasionally look at characters from an unexpected angle. Thomas Siegman's essay on Gilligan is a wonderful example. Love hi
January 15, 2008 Thus far many of the characters we've heard about in the series are, well, not all that serious -- Bugs, Mudbone, Lassie! There's nothing wrong with that. We often say we need to have more fun on NPR.
January 14, 2008 On this evening's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel focuses his lens on the Lone Ranger. What a backstory! I had no idea. Now I understand why every boy I knew growing up was
January 9, 2008 As we cull the best essays to post on this here blog, we've noticed that the strongest ones are those that are highly personal. A prime example is Evy from Minneso
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January 4, 2008 We're in the very early stages of the series, and I'm already inspired by this exchange about Cookie Monster.
December 31, 2007 Hello there. I'm Elizabeth Blair, and given the nature of this project, I thought I'd introduce myself by way of my two favorite fictional characters. At the moment they are:
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December 27, 2007 A handful of taste-makers in the competitive dance world have nominated exceptional dancers and choreographers — from ballet, to modern, to hip-hop — who they believe will emerge from the crowd in 2008.
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December 18, 2007 Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin has a new CD titled The Fight of My Life. Franklin has been credited with changing the sound of contemporary gospel music, but he says he's really not interested in being pigeon-holed. He demonstrates his many interests by including everything on this CD, from ballads to hip-hop and rock.
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November 27, 2007 For years, Smithsonian officials have complained that the major museum complex is falling apart. But Congress is balking at the institution's projected maintenance and repair costs, saying the Smithsonian needs to find alternative sources of funding.
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October 31, 2007 My Kid Could Paint That follows the painting and controversy over four-year-old Marla Olmstead's abstract works. Some critics believe her parents encouraged, if not altered, her work.
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October 27, 2007 Known for his colorful, short movie "portraits," contemporary artist Jeremy Blake was a rising star in the art world until his suicide this summer. This weekend, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington opens an exhibition of his visually arresting work.
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October 12, 2007 Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International, has been one of the biggest corporate sponsors of the arts. But it's decentralizing its authority and moving from New York City to Richmond, Va., and arts groups in New York and across the nation are losing grants.
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