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Tumultuous Relationships, But Not Much Gossip, In Langston Hughes' Letters

Poet Langston Hughes was also an "inveterate letter writer," says the co-editor of a new compilation of his correspondence. But if you're hoping to find profound love letters, you'll be disappointed.
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Twice Kidnapped, Photographer Returns To War Zone: 'It's What I Do'

Lynsey Addario was taken captive in 2011 while covering Libya's civil war. With a gun to her head, she says she was thinking, "will I ever get my cameras back?"
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Watch Jon Stewart Break The News Of His Departure To An Audience

Taping last night's show before the news became public, the Daily Show host faced an awkward task: telling a studio audience that he's leaving the show.
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After 16 Years, Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

The surprising announcement from Comedy Central suggests the show will carry on with a new host after its host of 16 years takes his leave later this year.
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Funny If It Weren't So True: A Farce About 'The Importance Of Beauty'

Amanda Filipacchi's novel is about a costume designer who wears a fat suit after a suitor commits suicide. It's structured as a mashup of an old Friends episode, a fairy tale and a murder mystery.
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David Axelrod Recounts His Years As Obama's Adviser And 'Believer'

In his new book, the veteran political consultant tells stories about his years at Obama's side. After one debate, Axelrod says, Obama "made clear how he felt about me at that moment, and he bolted."
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New Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' From Canada Is A Reboot Of 'Green Acres'

The sitcom on Pop network is about a wealthy family that is thrust into poverty. Their interactions with the locals is the main story, and the main source of comedy — and it's worth checking out.
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'Stop Telling Women To Smile': Denouncing 'Jackals' And Catcalling In Mexico

Sexual harassment is rampant in Mexico City. The artist behind "Stop Telling Women to Smile" is asking women to talk back.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 10, 2015

An art exhibit and a theatrical production take an unusual approach to Shakespeare plays.

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If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.

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