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In a Paris Kitchen, a Comedy that Genuinely Cooks

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Anat Fort's 'Long Story' from New York

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Paul Simon, Essential Then and Now

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Araboolies Go from 'Liberty Street' to the Stage

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Eeew, Sick: Health Care, a Rat Chef and 'Die Hard'

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Snapshots: Favorite Hip-Hop Memories

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Eddie Levert on Fatherhood, Loss

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'Ratatouille:' Nervy, Funny and Thoroughly Tasty

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Paula Abdul Steps into Reality TV Spotlight

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