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Home Video Review: 'Lawrence Of Arabia' On Blu-Ray

David Lean's epic classic made actors like Peter O'Toole cinematic legends. NPR movie critic Bob Mondello looks at the Blu-ray release and the special features for the film's 50th anniversary.
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'Inventing Wine': The History Of A Very Vintage Beverage

In his new book, author and oenophile Paul Lukacs traces the 8,000-year history of our original alcoholic beverage — from ancient times, when wine was believed to be of divine origin, to the sauvignon blanc you find in your supermarket today.
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Boxes Of TV Fun, Old And New, For The Holidays

It's holiday box-set season, and Fresh Air critic David Bianculli shares some favorites for the TV-lover on your list. "Giving someone a gift of a TV show," he says, "is somehow very personal. You're giving something that you love, and that, in many cases, will occupy many hours ... of their time."
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From Humors To Self-Control: The Evolution Of A Well-Balanced Diet

Europeans and American colonists believed one's personality, temperament and physical health depended on balancing "humors" of hot, cold, moist and dry with foods. Of course, that worked for the wealthy, who could afford a variety of foods, and it kept them in power.
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PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere

PBS remixes another of its iconic shows, and this time, it's all about books.

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Street Art Brings Life To A Miami Neighborhood

Just a few years ago, Miami's Wynwood was known as a rough neighborhood of warehouses and shoe factories. Today, it has become the center of Miami's art scene, known for its galleries, studios and street murals. Many attribute that transformation to the work of developer Tony Goldman.
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'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Took Own Life, Medical Examiner Says

David Oliver Relin was Greg Mortenson's co-writer on the best-seller. In the past year, Mortenson has been accused of fabricating some of his tales about his life in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the charitable work he did there.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps His New 'Bud' Superman Get A Glimpse Of Home

The Hayden Planetarium director and pop-culture go-to science guy offered expert advice on how Superman could watch the destruction of Krypton.
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'Bartholomew Biddle': A Writer's 15-Year Adventure

Gary Ross has penned and directed big Hollywood hits like Big, Pleasantville and The Hunger Games. For years, though, his obsession has been the story of one little boy.

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