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'Redeployment' Explores Iraq War's Physical And Psychic Costs

In his short story collection, former Marine Phil Klay takes his experience in Iraq and clarifies it. On Wednesday, he won the National Book Award for fiction.
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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.
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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 20

An exhibit of silver gelatin photography blends past and present, while a concert includes both classical music and a piece with a modern theme.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
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'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.
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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.
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Colbert To Host 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that comedian Stephen Colbert will host the 37th annual event.
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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.
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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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