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Jim Jarmusch's Gritty, Witty and Melancholy World

Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's new film Broken Flowers stars Bill Murray and won the Grand Prix at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival. Other films by the idiosyncratic director/writer, known for his deadpan style, include Coffee and Cigarettes, Down by Law and Night on Earth.

Jim Jarmusch's Gritty, Witty and Melancholy World

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Bob Balaban: Defending 'Hopeless Pictures'

A new animated comedy series, Hopeless Pictures centers on a dysfunctional Hollywood indie film studio. Actor Bob Balaban writes, directs and produces the show, which will debut on the Independent Film Channel August 19.

Bob Balaban: Defending 'Hopeless Pictures'

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Jonathan Katz: Providing Therapy for 'Hopeless Pictures'

Actor, writer and producer Jonathan Katz stars in Hopeless Pictures as psychiatrist Jonathan Katz. The Peabody Award winner also co-created and starred in Comedy Central's animated series Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist.

Jonathan Katz: Providing Therapy for 'Hopeless Pictures'

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News

Political Satirist Bill Maher's 'New Rules'

Bill Maher, host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, has a new book, New Rules: Polite Musings of a Timid Observer. It's a compilation of satiric segments from the show, in which he takes aim at everything from cell phones and fast food to politics.

Political Satirist Bill Maher's 'New Rules'

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Remembrances

A Final Farewell to Newsman Peter Jennings

ABC reporter and anchor Peter Jennings died Sunday at age 67 after a four-month battle with lung cancer. The intrepid journalist had helmed ABC's World News Tonight since 1983. (This interview originally aired Nov. 17, 1998.)

A Final Farewell to Newsman Peter Jennings

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Music

With Paul Anka, 'Rock Swings'

Crooner Paul Anka's new album Rock Swings is a collection of covers from the 1980s and '90s — reset to a swing beat. Songs include Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Van Halen's "Jump." It's been described as "music to drink cocktails to."

With Paul Anka, 'Rock Swings'

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Movies

The 'Hustle & Flow' of Brewer and Howard

The film Hustle & Flow follows the story of a Memphis pimp who dreams of becoming a rapper. Relative newcomer Craig Brewer wrote and directed the film, which won the 2005 Audience Award at Sundance. Brewer and star Terrence Howard discuss the gritty movie.

The 'Hustle & Flow' of Brewer and Howard

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