Stranahan's 1,000th barrel of whiskey awaits bottling. After six years, the company's entire output barely equals a day's production at one of the big whiskey makers. Megan Verlee/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Oprah Winfrey, shown during a visit to Sydney in December, is set to launch OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, on Jan. 1. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

On Jan. 1, Oprah Winfrey launches the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, the first television channel entirely dedicated to a personal brand. Will her loyal audience follow?

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Swati embroidery is being revived "one stitch at a time" in the vocational institution established in a wing of Ahmed Zeb's home in Saidu Sharif, the old capital of Swat. The princess has taught hundreds of women "to stand up, avoid charity, [and] earn with dignity." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Mom's The Word: Annette Bening (left) and Julianne Moore play a comically yin-yang couple in The Kids Are All Right. Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features hide caption

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Cheers, Charles Dickens: In this illustration titled "Micawber in his element," Mr. Micawber makes punch after a dinner party thrown for him by David Copperfield. Charles Dickens, author of David Copperfield, was a punch aficionado. Fred Barnard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A Surgically Implanted Camera And More At New Arab Art Museum

The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar will be home to more than 6,000 pieces, some of which push traditional cultural boundaries.

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Bitter, sweet: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams dance a wrenching two-step in Derek Cianfrance's relationship drama Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Discord: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are a couple coming apart in the raw relationship drama Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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