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Sat June 11, 2011
The Picture Show

Gertrude Stein Through Artists' Eyes

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:45 am

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Aix-les-Bains, France, circa 1927
Yale Collection of American Literature Contemporary Jewish Museum

Gertrude Stein, once one of the doyennes of American letters, is the center of two concurrent exhibitions in San Francisco. Both tread some familiar territory, like her friendship and patronage of Picasso and other artists. But the exhibitions also reveal some lesser-known sides of Stein.

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Fri June 10, 2011
Games & Humor

How Does Your Dad Rate On The Cringe-O-Meter?

Would your dad do this to you?

Few things can make a teenager squirm more than parents. They wear funny clothes and tell old, unfunny jokes.

But Dale Price may have earned a gold plaque in the Goofy Dads Hall of Fame.

When school bus routes were changed in American Fork, Utah, this year, 16-year-old Rain Price realized that the bus would go past his house every morning. And for 170 consecutive school mornings, his father, Dale, stood outside, waving goodbye in a different goofy costume.

Of course, Price blogged about it, too. And included photos.

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Fri June 10, 2011
Music News

The Secret Musical Life Of Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon plays the piano at New York's Old Knick Music Hall in 1947, his first job in the entertainment industry.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

It's been almost 10 years since the death of Jack Lemmon. The actor had a special gift for playing what critic Judith Crist called the "harassed man — outflanked, outranked and outmaneuvered." But he had an additional talent that wasn't heralded in quite the same way as his acting: As it turns out, he was a devoted piano player and singer.

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Fri June 10, 2011
Garden Report

Going Organic a Rising Trend Among Producers and Consumers

The results of new studies show organic agriculture has grown by 20% a year for the past few years.  There are good reasons that this growth will continue.

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Sat June 4, 2011
NPR Story

Jobs Numbers Dampen Obama's Ohio Visit

President Obama traveled to Ohio Friday to visit an auto plant. He was there to celebrate the success of the federal bailout and restructuring of the nation's auto industry. But his appearance coincided with a disappointing jobs report that showed unemployment has climbed to 9.1 percent. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.