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03:47

Women in Theater.

Critic-at-Large Laurie Stone explores the work by some of the leading performers in feminist and lesbian theater.

03:35

The Playful Spirit of Mark Morris.

Critic-at-Large Laurie Stone looks at the dance and choreography of Mark Morris, the young (31) Seattle dancer and choreographer who is one of the most commissioned and sought-after dancers in America and Europe.

03:46

White Writers' Misguided Attempts at Racial Authenticity

Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the use of racist terminology in the musical Show Boat. He says that later revisions were still problematic: they illustrated the enduring assumption that white liberals can accurately and authentically portray African American culture.

06:08

Surviving the Teenage Years

John O'Keefe returns to Fresh Air to perform a selection from his one-man show, Shimmer. This time, he talks about the brutality of living in a youth detention center.

22:09

David Sedaris Catches the "Drama Bug"

A new monologue by the NPR commentator, playwright, and housecleaner. "Drama Bug" was featured on This American Life, a nationally broadcast radio program hosted by Ira Glass and produced at WBEZ in Chicago. Sedaris is known nationally for his humor writing; he launched his radio commentator career with his "SantaLand Diaries," broadcast during NPR's "Morning Edition in 1992.

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