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Inside The Cel: Behind The Scenes With Animators

The highly anticipated animated films Monsters University, Despicable Me 2 and Turbo hit theaters this summer. From cel technology to full-length, computer-animated, celebrity-studded movies, animation has come a long way.
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Esther Williams, Swimmer Turned Movie Star, Dies

In the 1940s and '50s she was "America's mermaid" thanks to her starting roles in a series of Hollywood "aqua musicals." Williams was 91.
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Women Relish Roles On D.C.'s Newest Football Team

We'll meet the players behind the newly-formed Washington Prodigy, a professional tackle football team for women.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.

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Planned Hirshhorn Bubble Popped

The bubble, which would rise out of the middle of the museum and be used as a seasonal venue, suffered from lack of funding.

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Book News: A.M. Homes Takes Women's Prize For Fiction

Also: Orhan Pamuk on the protests in Turkey; Adam Johnson on Kim Jong Il's sushi chef.
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The Force Is With The Navajo: 'Star Wars' Gets A New Translation

If you've ever wondered how to say "May the Force be with you" in Navajo, you're in luck. On July 3, a new translation of the 1977 classic will be unveiled on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.
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The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

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'Arrested' No More: Hurwitz On Why The Bluths Are Back

Ten years after Fox canceled the cult-favorite sitcom, a fourth season of Arrested Development is streaming on Netflix. The show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that if the show doesn't get the right ratings this time, he can't blame the time slot.

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