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The Dinner Party: Worst hotel, Khrushchev & corn, and statue to failure

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A picture taken on September 28, 2012 in Paris shows a bronze sculpture by French Algerian born artist Adel Abdessemed displayed in front of the Centre Pompidou contemporary art center, aka Beaubourg. The sculpture immortalizes the 'headbutt' given by the French former football champion Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Materazzi during the World Cup final in 2006. The Centre Pompidou will dedicate a retrospective to Abdessemed from October 3, 2012 to January 7, 2013.
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A picture taken on September 28, 2012 in Paris shows a bronze sculpture by French Algerian born artist Adel Abdessemed displayed in front of the Centre Pompidou contemporary art center, aka Beaubourg. The sculpture immortalizes the 'headbutt' given by the French former football champion Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Materazzi during the World Cup final in 2006. The Centre Pompidou will dedicate a retrospective to Abdessemed from October 3, 2012 to January 7, 2013.

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show and podcast stop by for your weekend conversation starters.

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show and podcast stop by for your weekend conversation starters.

On tap this week: Probably the worst hotel ever built, Nikita Khrushchev's friendship with an American corn farmer, and a statue devoted to failure.

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