Arts & Life

6:00am

Sun March 25, 2012
Television

'Mad Men' Changes Song To Hit Historical Mark

The creators of the cable TV series Mad Men are known for making sure every detail in the show is historically accurate, but they don't always catch everything.

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4:08am

Sun March 25, 2012
Theater

Lost Play Found: The 'Exorcism' of Eugene O'Neill

The Arena Stage

"Oh, no, no," Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks wrote recently. "Not Eugene O'Neill."

Marks was reacting to an ambitious O'Neill festival underway at various theatres in Washington, D.C. To many, O'Neill remains the quintessential playwright of miserable people in miserable families leading miserable lives full of misery. And booze.

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10:01pm

Sat March 24, 2012
Monkey See

What Would Joan Harris Do? Eleanor Clift Remembers 'Mad' Times At Newsweek

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 8:30 am

Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) is one of the women of Mad Men, which returns Sunday night on AMC.
Frank Ockenfels AMC

With Sunday's long-awaited fifth-season premiere of Mad Men finally arriving, Eleanor Clift recently wrote a cover story for Newsweek about what it was like for her as a young employee at Newsweek at around the same time, in the late 1960s, that the show is set. On Sunday's Weekend Edition, she talks to Susan Stamberg about what that time was like.

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3:08pm

Sat March 24, 2012
Books

Three-Minute Fiction: The Deadline Approaches

In Round 8 of our Three-Minute Fiction contest, listeners were given this challenge: Begin a story with this sentence: "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally decided to walk through the door." And, as always, the story must be 600 words or less. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday.

1:44pm

Sat March 24, 2012
Movies

From Page To Screen: Hollywood Targets YA Fiction

Originally published on Sat March 24, 2012 9:32 pm

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, adapted from Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel trilogy.
Lionsgate

Sixteen-year-old Katniss is an accomplished archer in Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy, The Hunger Games, so it should be no surprise that in her film incarnation, she's hit the box office bulls-eye. This dystopian wonder (for those who've been living in a cave of late, The Hunger Games is a thriller about a totalitarian society that forces teens to participate in a televised fight to the death) appears poised to join the Harry Potter and Twilight movies in the top echelon of teen-oriented page-to-screen blockbusters.

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