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Sissy Spacek's 'Extraordinary Ordinary Life'

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Tracing The Divides In The War 'To End All Wars'

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Following Garbage's Long Journey Around The Earth

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Hugh Laurie has received two Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House. Fox hide caption

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Hugh Laurie's 'House': No Pain, No Gain

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Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, explores her past, present and future. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'

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In Bernie, Jack Black plays a local mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story. Deana Newcomb/Wind Dancer Films hide caption

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Jack Black: On Music, Mayhem And Murder

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Levon Helm: The 2007 Fresh Air Interview

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After they leave their orphanage for the first time, Curly (Will Sasso) bears a heavy burden — his fellow Stooges, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos, left) and Larry (Sean Hayes). Peter Iovino/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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The Stooges Are Back, And Nyukking Things Up Again

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Over the course of filming, Oscar (pictured above) learned how to use rudimentary tools and how to get along with the other members of his clan. Disney hide caption

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Following The Lives Of Chimpanzees On Screen

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Muslim community members and supporters march near 1 Police Plaza to protest the New York Police Department surveillance operations of Muslim communities, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Stories Put Spotlight On NYPD Surveillance Program

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Han Bennink drums on whatever surface he can find — and plays with tone and rhythm while manipulating the drum with parts of his own body. Michael Jackson hide caption

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The Jazz Drummer Who Makes Music Out Of Everything

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The Race To Create The Best Antiviral Drugs

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Interpreting Shariah Law Across The Centuries

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Marie Howe is the author of three collections of poetry. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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Poet Marie Howe Reflects On The 'Living' After Loss

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Chico's story mimics the stories of many Cuban musicians who left Havana and arrived in New York City in the 1940s — a time when musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were starting to emerge. Luna Films hide caption

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'Chico & Rita': An Animated Film With A Cuban Beat

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