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Not My Job: E Street Drummer Max Weinberg Gets Quizzed On New Jersey

Peter Sagal has taken more than a few potshots at his home state over the years, so we'll quiz Weinberg — a proud son of Newark — about some of New Jersey's highlights.
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A Spanish 'Rent' Marks Return Of Broadway Musicals To Havana

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.
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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.
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From Chic Manhattanite To 'Monk With A Camera'

A new film tells the story of how Nicky Vreeland — a trained photographer and grandson of a fashion icon — used his camera to help rebuild the Tibetan Buddhist monastery he now leads.
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First-Generation 'Boston Girl' Becomes Career Woman In Diamant's Latest

Anita Diamant — who also authored The Red Tent — tells the story of Addie Baum in her latest novel. Baum is a Jewish girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents in Boston's North End.
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After The California Downpour, 'The Drought' Offers Some Dry Reading

It rained in California this week. That might not sound like news, but the state is experiencing a record-setting drought. Jason Heller turns to science fiction to reflect on the strange weather.
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Chris Rock On Standup, Sellouts And Defining Success

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.
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Minneapolis Widow Remembers Her Husband, 'Spider-Man'

Aaron Purmort was a mild-mannered art director by day, crime-fighting superhero by night. He was, in fact, Spider-Man. At least, that's what Purmort and his wife, Nora, would have you believe.
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NBC's 'Peter Pan' Draws In 9 Million Viewers (Hate-Watchers Included)

TV critic Eric Deggans debriefs with Audie Cornish about Thursday night's live performance of the musical, Peter Pan, on NBC.
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Prayers And Holy Water Can't Exorcise The Terrifying 'Babadook'

In the Australian chiller, a bogeyman announces himself in a rhyming, pop-up book on a 7-year-old's shelf. But the real horror is that the boy's mom, a grieving widow, is battling psychic demons.

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