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Performing Arts

Merce Cunningham: A Life In Movement

"One of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art," Merce Cunningham revolutionized modern dance, pioneering abstract movement with his partner John Cage. Cunningham died July 26 at the age of 90.

Merce Cunningham: A Life In Movement

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Arts & Life

Creative Coincidences: Cage On Cunningham

Composer John Cage was Merce Cunningham's life partner and longtime collaborator. Cage, who died in 1992, was a pioneer of electronic music and compositions involving chance and randomness.

Creative Coincidences: Cage On Cunningham

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Movies

On Hollywood's Strong, Self-Hating Women

Two summer movies — The Proposal and The Ugly Truth — perpetuate misogynist stereotypes of rabid career women in need of a man. What does it mean that they were created by women?

On Hollywood's Strong, Self-Hating Women

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Thursday

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Diver Mandy-Rae Cruikshank is part of an Ocean's Eleven-style team assembled to gather evidence of dolphin abuse in Japan. Oceanic Preservation Society hide caption

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Movies

'The Cove': A Stirring Crusade Against A Grim Trade

Louie Psihoyos' new film graphically — and movingly — documents the sale and slaughter of dolphins captured by Japanese fishermen. David Edelstein says the movie could be a game-changer for the industry.

'The Cove': A Stirring Crusade Against A Grim Trade

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'Cove' Director Surfaces Deep (And Dark) Secrets

Director Louie Psihoyos talks about his new documentary film The Cove, an expose of dolphin abuse in Japan. Former Flipper trainer Ric O'Barry joins the conversation.

'Cove' Director Surfaces Deep (And Dark) Secrets

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Tuesday

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Tracking The Overhaul

Economists Krugman, Butler On Funding Health Care

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman argues that free markets alone can't fix the health care system. Heritage Foundation Vice President Stuart Butler advocates a restructured system based on consumer choice.

Economists Krugman, Butler On Funding Health Care

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Music Reviews

The Fiery Furnaces, 'Going Away' From Excess

The Fiery Furnaces' new album, I'm Going Away, features pared-down songs to reflect the darker national mood, the brother-sister duo says. For the listener, it's a transporting experience.

The Fiery Furnaces, 'Going Away' From Excess

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Tracking The Overhaul

The Costs Of Health Care, Political And Financial

Journalist Maggie Mahar, author of Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Healthcare Costs So Much, has studied the economics of U.S. health care and drawn a few conclusions. She weighs in on the current debate on a health-care system overhaul.

The Costs Of Health Care, Political And Financial

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Movie Interviews

'In The Loop' With Armando Iannucci

Writer and director Armando Iannucci's new film In the Loop involves an unnamed country in the Middle East, whisperings of military involvement, epically foul tirades and razor sharp political satire.

'In The Loop' With Armando Iannucci

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Music Articles

The Monks: A 'Transatlantic' Gambit Gone Awry

The Translantic Feedback, a documentary about an oddball band of American ex-GIs dressed up like monks and singing bitter songs, is out on DVD at last. Ed Ward explains the appeal of The Monks.

The Monks: A 'Transatlantic' Gambit Gone Awry

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Book Reviews

Harvey Kurtzman: The Comics World's 'Mad Genius'

Critic Milo Miles reviews The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics. It's Dennis Kitchen and Paul Buhle's illustrated biography of influential artist and writer Harvey Kurtzman, the inventor of MAD Magazine.

Harvey Kurtzman: The Comics World's 'Mad Genius'

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Music Articles

Zooey Deschanel, From Actress To Indie Rocker

Actress Zooey Deschanel co-stars in the new film (500) Days of Summer. But she's more than just an actress. In 2008, she released the CD "She and Him" with indie-rocker M. Ward.

Zooey Deschanel, From Actress To Indie Rocker

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Thursday

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Afghanistan

A Mass Grave In Afghanistan Raises Questions

Did the Bush administration discourage an investigation into a mass grave of Taliban prisoners? Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Nathaniel Raymond and Dr. Nizam Peerwani of Physicians for Human Rights discuss their investigation of the alleged massacre at Dasht-i-Leili.

A Mass Grave In Afghanistan Raises Questions

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Book Reviews

In Ederle Bio, A Channel-Crosser's Defiant Spirit

Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel, finishing faster than any of the five men who had done it before. Young Woman and the Sea shows how Ederle's fame grew, then evaporated.

In Ederle Bio, A Channel-Crosser's Defiant Spirit

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Wednesday

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Movies

In 'Funny People,' Lessons In Living And Dying

Writer-director Judd Apatow's new film Funny People is a vaguely autobiographical comedy starring Apatow's former roommate Adam Sandler as a comic mentoring a younger colleague (Seth Rogen).

In 'Funny People,' Lessons In Living And Dying

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Tuesday

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Interviews

Tobacco Fuels Addiction, And Terrorism

Tobacco smuggling is a lucrative business used to fund terrorist organizations around the world, according to a new report. David Kaplan, editor of "Tobacco Underground," explains how the illicit trade fuels organized crime.

Tobacco Fuels Addiction, And Terrorism

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Around the Nation

Tom Folsom And The Great Red Hook Mafia Wars

The Mad Ones is the tale of real-life gangsters Larry, Albert "Kid Blast" and "Crazy" Joe Gallo — a Mafia clan that inspired Bob Dylan's "Joey" and were a major inspiration for The Godfather.

Tom Folsom And The Great Red Hook Mafia Wars

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Monday

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Remembrances

A Look Back At Cronkite's Career In Broadcasting

There are two types of history to consider when trying to put CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite into context. There's the history of broadcast news and there's history itself. TV critic David Bianculli offers an appreciation of the venerable newsman.

A Look Back At Cronkite's Career In Broadcasting

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Walter Cronkite, The 'Most Trusted Man In America'

In a 1993 interview, venerable newsman Walter Cronkite shares his experiences holding down the CBS evening news. Cronkite died Friday of complications related to dementia.

Walter Cronkite, The 'Most Trusted Man In America'

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