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Arts & Life

Ferrell Carries on with Parody in 'Blades of Glory'

In the new film Blades of Glory, comic actor Will Ferrell plays a boorish figure skater forced to team up with another man in a pairs skating competition. The role is Ferrell's latest in a series of characters that have parodied macho men.

Ferrell Carries on with Parody in 'Blades of Glory'

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Interviews

Francis Collins on 'The Language of God'

Geneticist Francis Collins is director of the National Human Genome Research Project. He is also an evangelical Christian, and author of the book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

Francis Collins on 'The Language of God'

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Commentary

The Language Changes with 'Time'

As Time magazine reinvents itself for the Internet age, the editors announced they'd be dropping some old features of the magazine's distinctive verbal style. There was once an age when Time's style helped remake journalism — and the English language itself.

The Language Changes with 'Time'

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Richard Dawkins Explains 'The God Delusion'

In his most recent book, British scientist Richard Dawkins writes about the irrationality of a belief in God, examines God in all his forms and sets down his arguments for atheism. The book is The God Delusion.

Richard Dawkins Explains 'The God Delusion'

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Music Articles

Amy Winehouse Debuts with 'Back to Black'

Amy Winehouse is a 23-year-old British singer-songwriter who takes much of her inspiration from American soul and R&B. Her American debut album, Back To Black, topped the British charts and hit the American charts at number seven.

Amy Winehouse Debuts with 'Back to Black'

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Elizabeth Warren on the Credit Card Industry

Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren is an expert on bankruptcy and is an outspoken critic of consumer lenders. Warren is also the author of The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke.

Elizabeth Warren on the Credit Card Industry

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Music Articles

Ned Rothenberg's 'Inner Diaspora'

Saxophonist and clarinetist Ned Rothenberg has always been a musical cosmopolitan. Early on, he studied jazz with George Coleman and shakuhachi flute in Japan. Rothenberg's new album, Inner Diaspora, sends him back to his roots.

Ned Rothenberg's 'Inner Diaspora'

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Interviews

Will Ferrell Skates Ahead with New Comedy

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell stars in the new film Blades of Glory. He plays a former Olympic ice skater who, banned from competition with a rival (Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame), discovers a loophole: they can compete as a pair.

Will Ferrell Skates Ahead with New Comedy

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Arts & Life

Sandler Takes a Serious Turn in 'Reign Over Me'

Mike Binder has directed nine feature films. In Reign Over Me, he gives a serious — an extremely serious — part to the comic Adam Sandler, who plays a man whose life is destroyed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Sandler Takes a Serious Turn in 'Reign Over Me'

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The Iraq War and State-Sponsored Terrorism

Middle East policy expert Daniel Byman talks about the effect of the war in Iraq on state-sponsored terrorism. Byman is the director at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University.

The Iraq War and State-Sponsored Terrorism

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Andy Richter Hunts for Laughs with 'Andy Barker'

Comedian and actor Andy Richter's new sitcom is Andy Barker, P.I. Richter plays an accountant who is mistaken for the detective who formerly occupied the office he is renting. He reluctantly takes on the role of private investigator and discovers he likes it.

Andy Richter Hunts for Laughs with 'Andy Barker'

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Music Articles

Joe Boyd on 'Making Music in the 1960s'

Record producer Joe Boyd has worked with Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Richard and Linda Thompson, R.E.M. and many other musical acts. He has a new memoir, called White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s.

Joe Boyd on 'Making Music in the 1960s'

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Book Reviews

Natsuo Kirino's 'Grotesque' New Novel

Celebrated Japanese crime writer Natsuo Kirino made her American debut in 2005, when the novel Out was translated into English, and became a finalist for an Edgar award. Another Kirino novel, Grotesque, has just been translated into English.

Natsuo Kirino's 'Grotesque' New Novel

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Journalist Scahill Charts the Rise of Blackwater USA

Blackwater USA is a secretive private army based in North Carolina with a sole owner: Erik Prince, a right-wing Christian multimillionaire. Jeremy Scahill talks about his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

Journalist Scahill Charts the Rise of Blackwater USA

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