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The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by reality shows that pit chefs against each other.
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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.
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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.
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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.
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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

The new film Field of Lost Shoes follows a group of VMI cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market. The film is one in a long history of Civil War movies, many of which have been problematic.
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Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.
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Book Offers A Get-Wit-Quick Workout

NPR's Ari Shapiro gets schooled in the art of being interesting by Benjamin Errett, the author of the new book, Elements of Wit.
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TV Giant Norman Lear Shares Gems From 92 Years Of 'Experience'

Where did Lear get the confidence to spend three years fighting to get All In The Family on air? His answer: "Can you say 'beats the **** out of me' on NPR?"
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Behind The Motorcycles In 'Easy Rider,' A Long-Obscured Story

The alleged last authentic motorcycle used in the 1969 film Easy Rider is going up for auction. The man who designed the bikes, Clifford Vaughs, says he has never gotten proper credit for his work.
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Hugs For Hecklers: Cameron Esposito On Life As A Lesbian Comedian

Esposito discusses her new album, Same Sex Symbol, and tells NPR's Arun Rath she feels concern for the people who heckle her about her sexuality: "I just wonder, what's up with your life? Are you OK?"

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