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Remembrances

Controversial Film Director Ken Russell Dies

The edgy, experimental director of Tommy, Altered States and the Oscar-winning Women in Love brought a spirit of glamour and flamboyance to British cinema.

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Silent Screen idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), a young and upcoming dancer, share a vivacious moment on stage in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Seeds Of Change: Once Upon A Time's Regina (Lana Parilla) has an apple (or six) with Snow White's name on it. The ABC show — which transports the population of the Enchanted Forest into modern-day Maine — is one of two new network dramas that put a new twist on old tales.

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A Moving Sound. YunYa Hsieh stands at the center, Scott Praire sits to the right.

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The Record

Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan

Taiwanese musicians are importing American styles and fusing them with traditional forms.

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Adonis, born Ali Ahmad Said Esber, is one of the contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Monkey See

Long Literary Shadows On Nobel Shortlist

The Nobel Prize for Literature will be handed out on Thursday morning, and some perennial bridesmaids are on the shortlist.

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Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make 'Rapper's Delight,' Has Died

The co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, which also released "The Message," was 75.

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Maria Bello plays Detective Jane Timoney — a revamped version of Helen Mirren's iconic Jane Tennison — in NBC's remake of the British drama Prime Suspect. Patrick Harbron/NBC hide caption

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Nick Ashford, Songwriter, Singer And Producer, Has Died

Songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I'm Every Woman" are ingrained in American culture.

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Best Buds From Back In The Day: Ernie and Bert on the set of Sesame Street in 1970, the year after it premiered. Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images hide caption

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Archer Mayor exposes the seedy underbelly of Brattleboro, Vt., in his mystery novels. But it's a challenge to bring out the dark side; Brattleboro, and Vermont in general, the author says, are "inordinately pleasant" places. Ken Gallager hide caption

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