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Biography Captures The Charisma And Confidence Of Photographer Inge Morath

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Biographer Linda Gordon chronicles Morath's escape from Nazi Germany, her boundary-breaking career and her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller.

Have A Question About Hosting New Year's Eve? Martha Stewart Could Help You!

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Send us your hosting dilemmas and challenges and we may put your question to the queen of hosting, Martha Stewart, for an upcoming on-air segment.

'Well-Read Black Girl' Turns Books Into Community

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With her new anthology, Glory Edim says she wants to "capture the energy and vibrancy of what it means to be a black woman in the literary space."

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The Man Making Art From Government Surveillance

Trevor Paglen thinks about being monitored by things you can't see: secret military bases, tapped cables, spy satellites. So he just sent a work of art into space.

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Northern Ireland's Troubled Past Surfaces In Family Drama 'The Ferryman'

In the latest Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, the body of a man who was violently "disappeared" 10 years ago has been found in a bog. It augurs bad things for the dead man's family.

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'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

Ella Hunt, who stars as the titular Anna, explains the undead metaphor, her own teenage years, and the impact of co-creator Ryan McHenry — who died before he could see this movie completed.

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DJ Anjali And The 18-Year Party

One of the godmothers of the Portland club scene, DJ Anjali, talks about cracking open the audience for Bhangra beats, and finding her place in the DJ booth.

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On Netflix, Chef Samin Nosrat Goes Global To Demystify 'Salt Fat Acid Heat'

In her four-part show, James Beard award-winning food writer and chef Samin Nosrat travels the globe, talking to home chefs to learn more about the four essentials of great food.

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Kevin Hart Bows Out As Oscars Host Amid Backlash Over Past Tweets

"I'm sorry that I hurt people," the comic said, referring to anti-gay tweets he had posted years earlier. He had initially refused to apologize, only to announce hours later that he was stepping down.

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Lynn Neary's Reading Recommendations For The Book Lovers On Your List

Ahead of the holidays, Neary offers some literary gift ideas — including a novel about a teenage spy, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a cookbook just for kids.

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Director Barry Jenkins Talks On Behalf Of 'Beale Street'

The director of Moonlight has made a new film: If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel. He's using it to represent black complexity, vulnerability and skin colors.

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This Art Show Doesn't Have Banksy's Blessings — His Fans Don't Seem To Mind

"I know he doesn't like the show," says organizer Steve Lazarides, who worked for Banksy for years before the two had a falling out. Banksy's management company says legal proceedings are underway.

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Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift

Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then allows you to return a little altered."

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A Passage To Oregon (1904)

December 13, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]