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Filmmaker Jules Dassin, 96, Dies

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Treasure or Trash? Artist Says It's in the Packaging

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Vacationers Opt for the Wild

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Cultural Chasms in Lahiri's 'Unaccustomed Earth'

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The Curious Genius of High Art Embroidery

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Helen Mirren Traces Her Regal Russian Roots

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Hollywood's Private Detective to the Stars On Trial

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'Killing Fields' Journalist Dies

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50 Years Later, Rod Serling's Play Is Performed

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Nouvel's 'Exuberance' Rewarded with Pritzker

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An Opera Singer's Advice for Saving Your Voice

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A Native American's Last Testament: Opera

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Card by Card, Stride by Stride, It's an Unthrilling Run

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Actor Paul Dano, 'There Will Be Blood'

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