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From Elvis To Lady Gaga: Playing With Shock Value In Music

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TV Networks Prepare To Unveil Fall Lineups

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Window Between Theatrical, DVD Releases Narrows

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Paul Rhymer, the last Smithsonian taxidermist, just retired after 25 years in the job his father and grandfather once held. hide caption

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Smithsonian Taxidermist: A Dying Job Title

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Muybridge: The Man Who Made Pictures Move

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Pulitzer Winners Include Web Site, Midsize Papers

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Malcolm McLaren managed iconic acts such as The Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow and New York Dolls. John Minihan/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Subversive Punk Icon Malcolm McLaren Dead At 64

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Influential musician and producer Alex Chilton died Wednesday at age 59. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Late Alex Chilton, An Uncompromising Rocker

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Ratings Show NBC Needs Some Hit TV Shows

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At a moment when the Arab world was buffeted by modernity, Umm Kulthum's voice was a lodestar. courtesy of Arab Film hide caption

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Umm Kulthum: 'The Lady' Of Cairo

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Tyler Perry recently launched 34th Street Films, an art-house division of his Atlanta studio. It's named for Miracle on 34th Street, because Perry — a high school dropout — says his life is a miracle. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 'Madea': Tyler Perry Changes Course

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The Mariposa Film Group (left to right: Rob Epstein, Veronica Selver, Peter Adair, Lucy Massie Phenix, Andrew Brown and Nancy Adair) shared the roles of director, editor, producer and cinematographer to collectively make Word is Out. Their film went on to become an icon of the emerging gay rights movement. Janet Cole/Milliarium Zero hide caption

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'Word Is Out': A Love That Dared Speak After All

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Cupcakes Are So 2005: The latest "it" dessert is the macaroon ... or macaron, if you want to be French about it. Kyle Samperton hide caption

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Move Over, Cupcake: Make Way For The Macaroon

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