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Down Year for Oscars Widens Field of Contenders

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Auschwitz Prisoner Fights to Recover Her Paintings

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'Love' the Beatles Remix

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Danny DeVito's Eclectic Taste

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When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine

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David Hare on His Play 'The Vertical Hour'

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Ethel: A String Quartet with an Entirely New Sound

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My Brother, the Rock Star in Nepal

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New CD Celebrates Masters of Old-Time Autoharp

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