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Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media

Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.
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Straight From Diablo Cody's Life: 'Ricki' And Difficult Families

In the film Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a mother who abandoned her family to become a rock star. Both Streep and writer Diablo Cody say the story of the film hits close to home.
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Video Shows Unauthorized Visitor One Night Before Museum Theft

Investigators have just released old surveillance video of the Boston Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in 1990, just before it was robbed of $500 million in art. They're asking the public for help.
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The Basted Egg: A Foolproof Play On The Poach

This week in Do Try This at Home, we learn an unusual technique for cooking eggs. It's a cross between poached and over easy that gives you a silky, yolky sauce for huevos rancheros.
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Novel Highlights The Shocks Facing First-Generation College Students

Jennine Capó Crucet, author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, was inspired by her experiences as the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first person in her family to attend college.
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Beverly Jenkins Wraps Bitter History In Sweet Romance

Beverly Jenkins writes historical romances — about free black towns, lawmen and cowboys and Civil War vets. She says her mission is to illuminate the parts of black history you don't learn in school.
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How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

In 2008, the Brinton Museum was on life support. But an unlikely benefactor stepped in to save it, funding its revival as the home to a historic — and willingly given — collection of Crow artifacts.
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Not My Job: Starlee Kine Gets Quizzed On Bugs Bunny

Kine is the host and creator of the Mystery Show podcast. We attempt to mystify her with three questions about the beloved cartoon character who debuted 75 years ago this week.
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He's Just Woven The World's Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?

We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama.
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'May Allah Bless France!' Tells The Story Of France's Hip-Hop Gatekeepers

Rapper Abd Al Malik, who grew up in the depressed suburbs of France, has turned his story into a soaring film memoir.

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