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Book News: The Bible An Unexpected Best-Seller In Norway

Also: The editor of the Science Fiction Writers of America Bulletin is stepping down amid a controversy over sexism; Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Award; an impromptu library for Turkish protesters.
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Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space

The pop star has booked a seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.
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Coming Of Age Amid Upheaval In 'We Need New Names'

In We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of Darling and her friends, desperate children who live in a shantytown called Paradise. Although the early chapters are told in a child's voice, there is no whimsy in this novel of a turbulent Zimbabwe.
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When 'G' Movies Are For Kids, Do Kids Avoid 'G' Movies?

Bob Mondello says a G rating used to mean "general audiences." Now it means a movie for kids, and that means kids are less likely to be interested in them than they once were.
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Inside The Cel: Behind The Scenes With Animators

The highly anticipated animated films Monsters University, Despicable Me 2 and Turbo hit theaters this summer. From cel technology to full-length, computer-animated, celebrity-studded movies, animation has come a long way.
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Esther Williams, Swimmer Turned Movie Star, Dies

In the 1940s and '50s she was "America's mermaid" thanks to her starting roles in a series of Hollywood "aqua musicals." Williams was 91.
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Women Relish Roles On D.C.'s Newest Football Team

We'll meet the players behind the newly-formed Washington Prodigy, a professional tackle football team for women.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.

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Planned Hirshhorn Bubble Popped

The bubble, which would rise out of the middle of the museum and be used as a seasonal venue, suffered from lack of funding.

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