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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
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Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases

In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.
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Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are meant for adults.
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Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.
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Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 21

From a culture battle to the Civil War, local theater takes on historic conflicts.
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Oscar De La Renta Was About Making Women Look And Feel Their Best

His designs weren't experimental, says fashion critic Robin Givhan, but their popularity proved that there's still a place in our culture for fashion rooted in beauty, propriety and decorum.
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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
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Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

De la Renta died Monday, according to a statement from his family. The Dominican designer was a ground-breaker in the industry.
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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.

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