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James Franco: On Balancing His Many Passions

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In The King's Speech, Colin Firth plays King George VI, who was adored by his subjects for refusing to leave London during World War II bombing raids. He also suffered from a terrible stammer and hated speaking in public. Laurie Sparham via The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Tom Hooper: On Directing 'The King's Speech'

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After Martin takes a cab driven by Gina (Diane Kruger), things go awry. Martin wakes up four days later — in a hospital — and finds no one has been looking for him. Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Unknown': A Suspenseful, Action-Filled Mind-Bender

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Thursday

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Movie Interviews

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

Arnold's latest film, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

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Gretchen (Aya Cash) is a self-centered music publicist who falls in love with Jimmy (Chris Geere) in the FXX series You're the Worst. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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Television

In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

Producer Stephen Falk and actress Aya Cash discuss their FXX series about two self-centered people who fall in love. The characters are "stand-ins for the dark parts of all of us," Falk says.

In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

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Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

HBO's latest series is a high-tech theme park, whose visitors get to live out their wildest dreams of being in the Old West. Critic John Powers calls Westworld an "unexpectedly resonant show."

Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

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Politics

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

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Books

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

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Afghanistan

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

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Music

The 1961 Fishing Trip That Launched The Beach Boys

Rock historian Ed Ward takes us back to California's Redondo Pier, where Dennis Wilson and his cousin Mike Love first decided to write a song about surfing. The Beach Boys were formed soon afterwards.

The 1961 Fishing Trip That Launched The Beach Boys

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