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Path To Television's Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality

On display at South by Southwest is an attempt to create the future of storytelling. HBO is working with Oculus — maker of virtual reality goggles — to put the audience right into Game of Thrones.
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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
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Review: 'E.E. Cummings: A Life'

Alan Cheuse reviews E.E. Cummings: A Life, a new biography by Susan Cheever, and discusses the origins of his own fascination with the American poet.
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'Blood Will Out' Reveals Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator

Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.
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Sandwich Monday: The Dunkin' Donuts Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a bold new idea from Dunkin' Donuts: an Eggs Benedict sandwich. Finally, a gourmet brunch the same diameter as your cup holder.
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The Upside Of All This Cold? A Boom In Ice Cider

Canada invented ice cider in the '90s. Now it's becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state's frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.
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Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

A new biography traces Carmichael's evolution from civil rights activist to an early proponent of the black power movement and international human rights advocate.
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'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List

A popular cafe in Shanghai named after Sherlock Holmes' London address opened last year and features near-shrine-like treatment of the show's actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
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'Boy, Snow, Bird' Takes A Closer Look Into The Fairy Tale Mirror

Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
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A Theme Park For Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.

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