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Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.
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In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams?

Wish I Was Here follows a struggling actor and father of two whose breadwinning wife is starting to rethink her role. It's the first feature film Braff has directed since 2004's Garden State.
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So, Thor Is A Woman And Cap Is Black: Is This A Big Deal Or Not?

Marvel plans to make big changes to two of its iconic characters, announcing that Thor will be rewritten as a woman and that Captain America's identity will be assumed by an African-American. To learn more about the decisions, Audie Cornish speaks with Maggie Thompson, the former editor of Comics Buyers Guide.
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'Newburgh Sting': Terrorist Cell, Or Group Sold On A Trap By FBI?

Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner discuss their new documentary The Newburgh Sting, which covers the FBI investigation and conviction of four American men for plotting an act of domestic terrorism.
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Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.
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Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 18

This weekend you can see a children’s book acted out on stage or head to a local cinema to see comedy legends perform some of their famous works.
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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, whose career spanned more than half a century and went from stage to screen to TV and back to stage again, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.
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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.
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William T. Vollmann's Ghost Stories Are Frighteningly Self-Indulgent

William T. Vollmann's 2005 novel Europe Central was a masterpiece. His latest work, a collection of ghost stories entitled "Last Stories and Other Stories" is flabby and cliched.

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