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Alexander McCall Smith's Mysteries of Philosophy

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On Eve of War, Truman Turned to Comfort Food

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'The Queen': Tragicomedy of Post-Diana Royals

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Celebrated Military Nurse, Poet Revealed as a Fraud

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Asleep at the Wheel: Driving Western Swing

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Silver-Haired Characters Slowly Re-Emerge on TV

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'Idiocracy': Strong Comedy, Weak Promotion

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Bad Movies Lead Owner to Shutter Illinois Theater

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Summary Judgment: 'School For Scoundrels,' 'The Last King of Scotland,' 'The Guardian'

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Tracey Ullman Takes on Knitting

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A Serial Killer Protagonist in 'Dexter'

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A Chat with Computing Pioneer Steve Wozniak

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