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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

Playwright Peter Morgan eavesdrops on more than 60 years of private conversations between Queen Elizabeth II, played by Mirren, and her prime ministers in The Audience.

Loose Ends Vetiver
If I Could Juliana Hatfield Three

Between two portraits of Venezuela's hero Simon Bolivar in the background, President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference in Caracas. Maduro blames the U.S. for plotting against him. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's President Sees Only Plots As His Economy Crumbles

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"The Howard Project" participants Kevin Peterman (top left), Leighton Watson, Ariel Alford (bottom left) and Taylor Davis, shown in the Howard University library, are offering insights into their thoughts and fears as they approach the end of the senior year. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Education May Be Priceless, But A College Degree Isn't

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If That's True Esperanza Spalding
Glitch Brian Eno & Rick Holland

MindMaze Software Engineer Nicolas Bourdaud demonstrates a virtual reality system at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

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Chokin' on Your Spit Seratones
Trash Man Jimi Hendrix

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

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Confiding Vetiver
The Competitors John Cameron
JAC Becca Stevens Band

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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

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Stars Gone Out Low
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