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The Seattle tunneling machine known as Bertha, which started its task in July, is now stuck 60 feet underground. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

Bertha, which got stuck digging a Seattle highway tunnel, is 60 feet below ground and can't move forward — or backward. Now a rescue plan is underway to fix the five-story-tall machine.

Chicago writer-actor-director Harold Ramis died Monday. He was 69. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons In Humility From A Chicago Kid Called Harold Ramis

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In Oatman, Ariz., burros are likely to nuzzle with tourists and are notoriously difficult to move out of harm's way. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Arizona Wilds, Burro Murders Baffle Investigators

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Foreign subsidies encourage Hollywood studios to move film work abroad —The Hobbit, for example, was shot in New Zealand — but that can make visual effects jobs unstable back in the U.S. AP/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

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Possessed by Paul James is the performing title of Konrad Wert, a country-folk artist from Austin, Texas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Playing To The Rafters, Singing Like A Man Possessed

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The Seattle tunneling machine known as Bertha, which started its task in July, is now stuck 60 feet underground. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

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Blake Bailey has written biographies of John Cheever, Richard Yates and Charles Jackson. Mary Brinkmeyer hide caption

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Cheever Biographer Turns His Eye On His Own Troubled Family

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Samba isn't just for the musicians who work the scene in Rio. Singer Maria Rita is from São Paulo in southern Brazil; she recorded a samba album several years ago and will release a second this spring. Tribo Productions hide caption

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The Soundtrack Of The World's Biggest Street Party

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Fists balled and feet planted, cabaret legend Elaine Stritch powers through a song with her longtime music director, Rob Bowman, in a scene from Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Isotope Films hide caption

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Elaine Stritch, Volatile And Vulnerable In 'Shoot Me'

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