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With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

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"I don't think I'm gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever," Stritch told NPR'S Scott Simon in 2014. "I just don't know ... who the hell knows what's gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn't that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don't know. And I like that it's somebody else's decision, not mine." AP/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89

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Was "I think I can" the great-grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead. Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

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Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

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Megan Abbott's other books include Queenpin, The Song Is You and The End of Everything. hide caption

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In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

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The Return of 'Rectify,' A Critical Darling Sprung From Death Row

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Advanced animation and audio software help bring Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his pet dragon, Toothless, to life in How to Train Your Dragon 2. DreamWorks Animation hide caption

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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is More Growly And Snarly (And Wise) Than Ever

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The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe Vowed To Honor The Military

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Workers crowd into the backs of trucks in the opening scene of 1960's Harvest of Shame. CBS News/YouTube hide caption

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In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism

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Pfizer Drops $119 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

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Maintaining The IMAX Experience, From Museum To Multiplex

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Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin addresses the media during a meeting at the Bolshoi Theater. Filin was nearly blinded last year in an acid attack masterminded by one of the company's dancers. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack

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Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

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