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Man Turned Fly Seeks Revenge For Bad Reincarnation

When 18th century Jewish peddler Jacob Cerf reappears in the 21st century, he finds he can read minds and will people to do his bidding — but he's also a common housefly. Rebecca Miller's Jacob's Folly traces Jacob's mission to get back at God.
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The Sapphires

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: overcoming the legacy of institutional racism in Australia.

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Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups? More Are On The Way

A slew of new fairy tale films is on the way to your nearest cineplex, but the intended audience might not be what you'd think. Bob Mondello explains how these movies, like their audiences, are growing up, taking on adult themes and dealing with the fears of a new generation of young adults.
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V Reasons To Love Roman Numerals

If we didn't have a pope and we didn't have a Super Bowl, we might never use these fancy numbers at all. Then again, maybe we would.
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Denzel Washington Remembers 'Malcom X' And 'The Wizard Of Oz'

In highlights from a 2008 interview, the Oscar-winner talks with Terry Gross about reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which he calls "one of the greatest books I've ever read," and his love for the songs from The Wizard of Oz. He even sings a bar or two of "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."
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'Flight' Takes On Questions Of Accountability

The Robert Zemeckis film, out now on DVD, stars Denzel Washington as a pilot with a secret substance-abuse problem who successfully crash-lands an airplane while high on drugs and alcohol. He must then ask himself tough questions about whether his heroism is undermined by his addiction.
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The Photographer Who Made Architects Famous

If you know what Frank Lloyd's Wright's Fallingwater looks like, you might have Ezra Stoller to thank.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 1

This weekend you can do the time warp, see some powerful art, and take part in the world's largest Francophone festival.

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Book News: Caro Wins His Third National Book Critics Circle Award

Also: the virtues of fan fiction; a backlash against Vladimir Nabokov in his native Russia; Barnes & Noble confirms bad news.

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