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Google Glass Faces A Ban In British Movie Theaters

Just one week after the Google Glass eyewear went on sale in the U.K., fears of movie piracy have led an industry group to call for a ban on the device in theaters.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 2

This week you can see fireworks in the sky and on gallery walls.

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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

The show's creator, Derek Waters, is the first to admit that history can be pretty boring. But "if you can make someone laugh," he says, "you can secretly make them learn something."
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Honolulu Police Chief's Ban On Visible Tattoos Sparks Criticism

Native Hawaiians on the police force have criticized the ban. Many say tattoos are part of their cultural heritage and should remain in plain sight.
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Remembering Paul Mazursky, A Filmmaker With An Ear For His Era

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Mazursky has died at the age of 84. As seen in his films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and An Unmarried Woman, Mazursky had a way of mixing comedy and drama that captured the 1960s and '70s.
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Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much

For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1

You can see a dance performance and a visual art exhibit that play with perception.
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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.
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Fort Reno Summer Concerts Back On

Organizers of the popular summer concert series met with federal entities and emerged with a compromise.

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