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Has Gone with the Wind withstood the test of time? Above, Vivien Leigh (left) as Scarlett O'Hara and Hattie McDaniel as Mammy. Anonymous/AP/New Line Cinema hide caption

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When It Comes To 'Gone With The Wind,' Do Kids Today Give A Damn?

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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

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Bob Crewe Knew How To Make Artists Sing

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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Him, Her and Them. Courtesy of The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

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Lois Lowry says she didn't think of The Giver as "futuristic or dystopian or science fiction or fantasy" — it was just a story about a kid making sense of a complicated world. Matt McKee/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

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Black Jesus is the latest from Aaron McGruder, who created the politically charged comic strip and animated series The Boondocks. Adult Swim hide caption

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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

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The Empire State Building shines while Greenwich Village remains dark during the 1977 New York City blackout. Carlos Rene Perez/AP hide caption

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Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

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All Is Lost (1923), in which two lovebirds struggle to get the bride's family's approval to marry, was screened and identified at 2013's Mostly Lost workshop. Nitrate Film Interest Group/Flickr hide caption

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Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures

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Mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward (from left), chef Daniel Strong, triathlete Dominic Thompson, lifestyle blogger Joshua Katcher and competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese at a vegan barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y. Courtesy of James Koroni hide caption

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

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Rainbow Rowell lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons. Augusten Burroughs/St. Martin's Press hide caption

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Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist

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In Snowpiercer, Curtis (Chris Evans) and Yona (Ah-sung Ko) are trying to fight their way to the front of a train that is cruelly class segregated. "[It's] similar to Occupy Wall Street in terms of the 99 percent versus the 1 percent," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. "That's something that happens in other countries and also in Korea." Radius TWC hide caption

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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

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In Girl Meets World, Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and Cory (Ben Savage) have two kids — Riley and Auggie — and Cory teaches history at his daughter's middle school. Ron Tom/Disney Channel hide caption

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Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World'

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