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Gabourey Sidibe, From 'Precious' To 'AfroPop'

Gabourey Sidibe burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2009 with her Oscar-nominated performance in Precious. Now she's hosting the new season of AfroPop, a documentary film series on public television. Sidibe talks to host Michel Martin about the series, her career, and the secret meaning of her name.
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Spacey And Fincher Make A 'House Of Cards'

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and Oscar-winning director David Fincher team up for a new Netflix original series that premieres Friday. House of Cards follows a Machiavellian politician as he schemes to take down the president of the United States.
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Former West Wing Actor Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff won an Emmy Award for his role as White House communications director Toby Ziegler on "The West Wing." Schiff talks about his latest theater work and why he never planned to be an actor.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 31

This week you can think peaceful thoughts with an art exhibit and a film workshop.

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International Culinary Competition Gold Eludes Americans Again

There's one honor that's long eluded Americans at the top of the culinary field: the coveted Bocuse d'Or. This year was no exception, though Team USA made a valiant effort with an Appalachian-inspired menu that included squash, ham and mushrooms.
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'House Of Cards' Is Built To Last

Two new dramas fueled by intrigue premiere this week: The Americans on FX and House of Cards on Netflix. While The Americans has its moments, House of Cards is the show that's going to make television history.
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Ukrainian Comfort Dish Chicken Kiev Claims French Parentage

The dish that got its start in France and gained its popularity in America is dying out in its namesake city. Ukrainian chefs say only they make the real deal and are trying to save chicken Kiev, even as urban dwellers turn to exotic foreign cuisine like pizza.
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William H. Macy Is 'Shameless' On Showtime

As the alcoholic paterfamilias Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless, the actor enjoys portraying a man with a dark side. But he says it's Frank's better qualities that make him sustainable as a character.
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Kennedy Center To Build $100M Expansion

The Kennedy Center will pursue a $100 million expansion, center leaders announced this week. The move will provide more rehearsal space, a memorial garden and an outdoor stage on the Potomac.

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