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Read this: Sarah Palin's reality show, artist Alexa Meade, Alexie wins 2010 Pen/Faulkner prize


Sarah Palin autographs copies of her book "Going Rogue" at BJ's Wholesale Club in Fairfax in December. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Good afternoon, everyone. Sarah Palin is getting that Alaska-themed reality TV show, after all!

Lisa de Moraes reports that producer Mark Burnett is in negotiations with the Discovery Channel for a limited-run travel show featuring the former Alaskan governor. "Evidently, Palin will serve as sort of modern-day Sacagawea," de Moraes writes. "She'll guide viewers around Alaska to meet the 'characters, tradition and attractions in the 49th state."

For how much?

Earlier this month, Burnett, best known for executive-producing CBS's "Survivor" and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," shopped the show around in Los Angeles, with Palin, to the broadcast networks for a reported price of about $1 million an episode, which is a lot of lettuce for a salmon-fishing and moose-skinning travelogue.

Elsewhere:

  • Today's must-read is Dan Zak's profile of Alexa Meade, a locally based artist who does amazing things with paint and human flesh. Here's a narrated photo gallery of Meade's stop-in-you-tracks work, which is set to be displayed at London's Saatchi Gallery in the near future.

  • Sherman Alexie's "War Dances" is this year's PEN/Faulkner fiction prize winner. He will receive $15,000 and a fete on May 8.

  • If you've got music on the brain, take in concert reviews of Joanna Newson and Spoon, who both played in Washington this week.

    Still aimless? Peruse the transcript from today's Reliable Source chat. You missed so much!

    Meanwhile, send your tips and sightings to reliablesource@washpost.com. And follow us on Twitter: @ReliableSource.

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