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Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.
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Broadway Star 'Comfortable' With Album Of Intensely Personal Songs

Tituss Burgess gained fame as the outrageous character D'Fwan on 30 Rock. But he's also a Broadway singer who's recorded two albums. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Burgess about his latest album Comfortable.
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Book News: This Town, That Town. A Squabble Worthy Of Washington

A dispute over the title This Town has sparked a mini-controversy worthy of Mark Leibovich's book about ego and excess in Washington, D.C.
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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.
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Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy

Also: Harrison Ford was Joan Didion's carpenter; Aziz Ansari has a book deal.
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National Gallery Of Art Exhibit Touches On Region's Sordid History With Slavery

The National Gallery of Art is running an exhibit connected with this weekend's March on Washington, and it delves into the region's sordid history with slavery.
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D.C. Breaks Ground On Park Commemorating Godfather Of Go-Go

Mayor Vince Gray used what would have been Chuck Brown's 77th birthday to break ground on a park in Northeast D.C. that will commemorate the memory and musical legacy of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go.

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Why Are There So Many Ip Man Films?

The life story of Bruce Lee's late martial arts teacher has been a popular subject in Chinese-language films and television. The kung fu master has been the focus of five films in the past five years, including The Grandmaster, which opens in select U.S. theaters on Friday.
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Aussie Detective Jack Irish Is More Than Old-School Macho

The fictional Australian hard-boiled detective is the star of several sharp, funny novels by Peter Temple. Two of those books have recently been adapted into TV movies starring Guy Pearce. Critic-at-large John Powers says Pearce perfectly conveys a complex blend of old and new masculinity.
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An Epic Pub Crawl Gone Wrong Culminates In 'World's End'

Five old high school friends reunite to finish a pub crawl they started 20 years earlier in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright — the creators of the zombie send-up Shaun of the Dead and action comedy Hot Fuzz.

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