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'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
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Mystery Writer Weaves Intricate Puzzles In Sleepy French Town

The southern French town of Aix-en-Provence is known more for good living than for murder. But the town's languid beauty also makes it a perfect setting for Mary Lou Longworth's mystery series.
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British Comedians Take A 'Trip To Italy' And Make Fun Of Each Other

In the sequel to The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon drive around Italy, instead of England, and engage in lively banter. The film isn't freighted with ambition, but it's extremely enjoyable.
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How 'The Knick' Creators Capture Turn-Of-The-Century Operating Scenes

The drama is set in a New York hospital in 1900, when surgeons were developing new techniques. Series creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and medical historian Stanley Burns talk about the show.
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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
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For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

There's a joke in LA that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.
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You Know Him As An Actor But Jeff Goldblum Is A Musician Too

Goldblum hosts a weekly jazz show in LA with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. For more than 15 years, he's worked that around his acting schedule. (This piece aired on May 25, 2014 on ATC.)
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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.
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The Countless Lives Of Lauren Bacall

Bob Mondello remembers Lauren Bacall, an actress who constantly reinvented herself.

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