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Bradley Cooper stars in American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Warner Bros. hide caption

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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

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Swan Lake is 120 years old and still popular. The Mariinsky Theatre's current tour of the ballet at BAM in New York City is nearly sold-out. Valentin Baranovsky/BAM hide caption

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A Rare Bird: After 120 Years, Audiences Still Flock To 'Swan Lake'

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In the "Winter's Gift" episode of Sofia the First, Disney Princess Tiana (left) from The Princess and the Frog makes a special appearance to help Princess Sofia learn that a true gift comes from the heart. Disney Junior hide caption

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And The Moral Of The Story Is ... Kids Don't Always Understand The Moral

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

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Banish 2014's Woes With Our Stand-Up Comedy Picks

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Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had some reservations about taking on the role of Nessa Stein in the SundanceTV original series The Honorable Woman. Middle East conflicts are so sensitive, she says, "It's really complicated and it goes back so far." Des Willie/SundanceTV hide caption

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In 'The Honorable Woman,' There's No One You Can Trust

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Studios Hope Holiday Family Movies Will Grab Slice Of Shrinking Box Office

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Revisiting The Stories Told In Murrow's 'Harvest of Shame'

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4 Comic Albums And Audiobooks To Lighten Up Your Holiday Road Trip

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"The guy" (Ben Sinclair, left) delivers pot to two clients played by Tanisha Long and William Jackson Harper. Courtesy of Janky Clown Productions hide caption

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Despite The Dope, 'High Maintenance' Is About More Than Potheads

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Whether Green With Envy Or Tickled Pink, We Live In A Color-Coded World

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'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art

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The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot

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Sotheby's Has Record Auction With Works By Giacometti, Van Gogh

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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

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