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Pro-Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops along the border between Israel and Syria on June 5. Israeli troops battled hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to burst across Syria's frontier with the Golan Heights, killing a reported 20 people and wounding scores more. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Conflict In Libya

What The Arab Spring Means For Israel And Palestine

The West Bank has yet to see a democracy movement on the level of those sparking dramatic changes in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. It could have a huge effect on the region, were it to happen, says conflict resolution expert Robert Malley.

What The Arab Spring Means For Israel And Palestine

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Author Interviews

A Romantic Anthology Of Comically 'Agonizing Love'

Romance comics flourished in the 1940s and '50s, with titles like Was I a Wicked Wife? and Kisses Came Second. Pop culture writer Michael Barson collects some of his favorites in the new anthology, Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics.

A Romantic Anthology Of Comically 'Agonizing Love'

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Alida Valli stars as Countess Livia Serpieri and Farley Granger plays Lieut. Franz Mahler in Senso. Everett Collection/Everett Col hide caption

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Movies

A Night At The Opera (On The Silver Screen)

Senso, a 1954 Italian political melodrama, and Two Sisters From Boston, a 1946 Hollywood comedy, couldn't be more different — except they're both set at the opera. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says he loves them both.

A Night At The Opera (On The Silver Screen)

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Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton perform a song from Company on stage during the 65th annual Tony Awards. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Theater

Stephen Colbert: In Good 'Company' On Broadway

The political satirist and comedian talks about his Broadway performance (and performance anxieties) and about his recent segments on The Colbert Report featuring Sarah Palin and Anthony Weiner.

Stephen Colbert: In Good 'Company' On Broadway

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Best Impressions: Steve Coogan (right) and Rob Brydon trade barbs and impersonations in The Trip. Phil Fisk/IFC Films hide caption

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The Art Of Mimicry: A 'Trip' Down Memory Lane

The Trip, a British comedy featuring two comedians trading their best celebrity impersonations, got critic John Powers thinking about memorable voices from the movies. Famous celebrity voices, he says, are not what they used to be.

The Art Of Mimicry: A 'Trip' Down Memory Lane

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Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning and Ron Eldard star in J.J. Abrams' new movie Super 8. Francois Duhamel/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

J.J. Abrams: The 'Super' Career Of A Movie-Crazed Kid

Super 8 director J.J. Abrams says the inspiration for his latest science-fiction thriller came from his own childhood obsession with filmmaking. He shares his thoughts on the film industry and on trying to make movies more enjoyable for audiences.

J.J. Abrams: The 'Super' Career Of A Movie-Crazed Kid

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During Prohibition, underground speakeasies sprang up in cities across the United States. One estimate says that for every legitimate bar that closed during Prohibition, six speakeasies opened in its place. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Prohibition: Speakeasies, Loopholes And Politics

Drinking didn't stop in the United States from 1920 to 1933 — it just went underground. Author Daniel Okrent discusses the lasting cultural and political impact of Prohibition in his book, Last Call.

Prohibition: Speakeasies, Loopholes And Politics

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'Super' 4: Gabriel Basso (left), Ryan Lee, Joel Courtney and Riley Griffiths play teenagers shooting a homemade movie when a spectacular crash draws them into a world they weren't supposed to know about. Francois Duhamel/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Super 8': Close Encounters Of The 'E.T.' Kind

J.J. Abrams' science-fiction thriller Super 8 was inspired, in part, by Steven Spielberg's earliest works. Critic David Edelstein says the film hits home in a way more impersonal franchise pictures don't.

'Super 8': Close Encounters Of The 'E.T.' Kind

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Steve Coogan (left) and Rob Brydon tour Northern England and engage in a battle of competing impressions in the road trip comedy, The Trip. IFC Films hide caption

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British Comedian Steve Coogan's Improv-Based 'Trip'

British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon trade barbs and impressions in the new comedy, The Trip. Coogan, best known for his character Alan Partridge, talks about the improvisational film, which sends the two comedians on a road trip in Northern England.

British Comedian Steve Coogan's Improv-Based 'Trip'

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Rick Harrison and his family run a 24-hour pawn shop in Las Vegas. Erik Kabik/erikkabik.com/History Channel hide caption

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'Pawn Star' Rick Harrison On His 'Deals And Steals'

The History Channel star details how he became an expert in customer relations, human behavior, antiques, economics — and spotting fake Rolexes — while running his family's Las Vegas pawn shop.

'Pawn Star' Rick Harrison On His 'Deals And Steals'

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A Chevy Volt electric car charges in a garage. To make electric cars like the Volt more viable for consumers, manufacturers need to build better batteries, says science writer Seth Fletcher. Chuck Burton/AP Photo hide caption

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Keith Olbermann hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC for nearly eight years. On June 20, he'll begin hosting a new commentary show on Current TV. Current TV hide caption

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Keith Olbermann: The 'Countdown' To His New Show

After abruptly departing MSNBC in January, Keith Olbermann returns to broadcasting on June 20 with a new version of Countdown on the Current TV network. The anchor explains why he feels like the environment at large news networks can be stifling.

Keith Olbermann: The 'Countdown' To His New Show

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Welterweight boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, pictured above in August 1979, laughs as he tapes his hands before a workout in the boxing ring at the community center in Capitol Heights, Md. AP hide caption

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Sugar Ray Leonard's Fight 'In And Out Of The Ring'

The former boxing champ won world titles in five weight divisions and received a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics. In his new autobiography, The Big Fight, Leonard details the obstacles he battled — including sexual abuse and addictions — during his career.

Sugar Ray Leonard's Fight 'In And Out Of The Ring'

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Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis. Greg Allen/Yep Roc Records hide caption

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Melanie Laurent plays Ewan McGregor's whimsical partner, Anna, in Beginners. Focus Features hide caption

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