'Prairie Home Companion' Sound Effects Man Dies

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"I could be wrong, you know:" John Hodgman notes that while his book That Is All is intensely concerned with "the coming global superpocalypse," it also contains much information about travel and sports and wine, and is "not depressing."

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John Hodgman And Robert Siegel Consider 'All' Things, Some Of Them Rather Dubious

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As online movie rental services become more popular, major movie studios have been suffering from dwindling DVD sales.

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Hollywood Stages A DVD Comeback, With Some Snags

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Brian Williams will set the course for the new NBC newsmagazine Rock Center. The network is positioning it as a serious news program and expecting a ratings struggle, at least at first.

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'Rock Center': Serving Hard News, But Will It Sell?

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Theodore Hardeen (right) poses with brother Harry Houdini around 1901. Although Hardeen was the less-famous brother, he was also a magician and escape artist who continued to perform Houdini's routines after his death.

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Houdini Relative Unlocks Some Family Secrets

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In 1986, Jon Roberts was arrested as part a cocaine bust that ultimately unraveled his empire.

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From Mafia Soldier To Cocaine Cowboy

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'Three Famines': A Struggle Shared Across The Globe

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Putting The Name Back In The Fame

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Joan Didion is also the author of The Year of Magical Thinking, The White Album: Essays and Where I Was From.

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Mark Twain's story "A Presidential Candidate," in which he jokingly announces that he is running for president, kicks off Andy Borowitz's comedy collection.

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The Funny 50: A Cavalcade Of Comic Writers

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