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Toronto Film Fest Offers Hints Of Oscar Contenders

Audie Cornish talks to Bob Mondello about what's hot at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
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'Breed': A Pseudonym To Pen A Tale Of Horror

Author Scott Spencer is best known for his literary best-seller Endless Love — now, he's adopted a pseudonym, Chase Novak, to explore darker stories like the tale of baby lust and body horror in his new novel, Breed.
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Stories From A New Generation Of American Soldiers

More than 10 years since a new generation of Americans went into combat, the soldiers themselves are starting to write the story of war. Three recent releases show how their experiences give them the authority to describe the war, fictionalize it, and even satirize it.
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Fidelity In Fiction: Junot Diaz Deconstructs A Cheater

Yunior is a gruff, masculine artist who finds it nearly impossible to stay faithful to the women in his life. And then the day comes when all of that betrayal finally catches up with him. In This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz delves into what it takes to get an adulterer to change his ways.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 11

Water winds its way into galleries throughout the D.C. area.

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The Straight-To-DVD World Of 'Mockbusters'

"Mockbusters" are straight-to-video knockoffs of Hollywood hits. They've got a long and glorious history stretching back to '50s B-movies, and NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports they're having a mini-renaissance in the age of SyFy and Netflix streaming.
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"Books That Shaped America"

A selection of 88 books selected by the staff of the Library of Congress are currently on display in the institution's Thomas Jefferson Building. We consider the list and some titles that didn't make the cut.

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Andrew Rannells: Gay And Serious In 'New Normal'

Andrew Rannells stars in the new comedy TV series The New Normal about a gay couple who want a child so they hire a surrogate. Rannells tells Fresh Air that he didn't want to "dumb down" the serious role with "stereotypical over-the-top gay flash and sass."
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NY Fashion Week, From Google Glasses To Harnesses

Top designers are showing off their spring 2013 collections in New York. Host Michel Martin gets a glimpse of what's hot and what's not with Isabel Wilkinson, editor of the fashion section for The Daily Beast. They also discuss Michelle Obama and Ann Romney's fashion picks at the conventions.

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