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Re-Creating The 'Lost Carving' Of An English Genius

David Esterly's life was changed in the 1970s when he came across wood carvings done by Grinling Gibbons more than 300 years earlier. Esterly became a wood carver, and even re-created one of Gibbons' pieces that was destroyed in a fire.
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Starbucks Joins Designer Trend With Rodarte Collaboration

The coffee giant recently partnered with the Rodarte fashion house to offer a holiday collection. It's the latest example of high-end designers teaming up with mass-market retailers to make money while showing their work to a broader audience.
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A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It

Author Mark Binelli knows it isn't all great, but he still claims Detroit City Is the Place to Be. His book takes readers from decay to possibility in a new look at a city we thought we already knew so much about.
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The Movie Alan Cumming Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Alan Cumming could watch Christopher Guest's comedy Waiting for Guffman a million times. "I feel like I could go on and on and on even about the DVD extras," he says.
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Looking For Lost Memories In The Delta

Photographer Eugene Richards explains why, 40 years after his first visit to the Arkansas Delta, he decided to go back.
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'Death Of Bees' Captures A Grim, Gory Coming-Of-Age

"Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard." So begins Lisa O'Donnell's novel about two sisters who find their parents dead and, instead of reporting it, decide to keep it a secret until they can make it on their own.
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'The Americans': Looking Back On The Cold War 'Fondly'

Guest host Linda Wertheimer interviews Joe Weisberg, the writer for the new FX show The Americans about KGB spies living in the United States during the Cold War.
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A Very, Very, Very Delicate Balance

This can't be. How does that big heavy rock stay pivoted on top of that itsy bitsy one, which is hanging precariously onto the one below? Yet they do. The beauty of balance.
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Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

Everyone from the Vikings to 18th century British sailors swore that a pint of spruce beer kept away scurvy. While that may not have really worked, you, too, can capture the essence of your Christmas tree in a glass.

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