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Book Reviews

Making The Case For Intellectuals

Public intellectual George Scialabba contemplates the role of great — and not so great — thinkers in his new collection of essays, What Are Intellectuals Good For? Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it "a pleasure to read."

Making The Case For Intellectuals
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Books

'Reflections' On Life, Love And Comedy

In her new memoir, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror, stand-up comedian and Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer recounts her experiences working as a comedian.

'Reflections' On Life, Love And Comedy
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Wednesday

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Movies

Fothergill and Linfield: The Families Of 'Earth'

Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield are the directors behind the hit nature documentary series Planet Earth. Their new movie, Earth, uses some of the same footage but is "character-based" rather than "habitat based."

Fothergill and Linfield: The Families Of 'Earth'
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Music Articles

Neil Young Faces A 'Fork In The Road'

A concept album about fuel-efficient cars may not sounds like the most promising idea for lively music, but that's what Neil Young has done with his new collection of songs. Ken Tucker reviews Fork in the Road.

Neil Young Faces A 'Fork In The Road'
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Health

A Prescription For 'Brain Gain'?

Drugs prescribed for attention deficit disorder, narcolepsy, epilepsy and other conditions are being used by people who don't need them, in an effort to enhance brain function. Journalist Margaret Talbot discusses the trend.

A Prescription For 'Brain Gain'?
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Arts & Life

Darren Aronofsky On 'The Wrestler'

Director Darren Aronofsky talks about making a realistic film about a notoriously fake sport. His Oscar-nominated film, starring Mickey Rourke as a professional wrestler well past his prime, will be released on DVD next week.

Darren Aronofsky On 'The Wrestler'
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