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In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen

Allen doesn't rehearse, and he isn't a big talker. But Firth pooh-poohs claims that he doesn't direct. He says Allen was a "very involved and meticulous director" while making Magic in the Moonlight.

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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

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Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears

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After Completing A 12-Year Sentence, A Texas Man Is Cleared By DNA

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

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Inmate dormitories at Louisiana State Penitentiary, like this one photographed in July 2011, have heating in the winter and cooling by fans and open windows in the summer, but no air conditioning. A judge ruled earlier this year that that constituted cruel and unusual punishment, but installation is on hold pending a state appeal. Scott Threlkeld/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Do Heat-Sensitive Inmates Have A Right To Air Conditioning?

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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

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In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen

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