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Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

After a three-year hiatus, satirist Gerard Alessandrini is back with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! Alongside Once and The Book of Mormon, they also target the Broadway-centric TV series Smash — but like all good parody, the skewering comes from a loving place.
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An 'Amusing' Set Of 19th Century Riddles

Without a bridle or a saddle, across a thing I ride astraddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.
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3 Celebrity Friendships That Weren't Meant To Be

In his new book, Hello Goodbye Hello, Craig Brown details real-life stories of famous people crossing paths, including one uncomfortable encounter between The Beatles and the king of rock 'n' roll.
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George Takei Takes Story Of Internment To The Stage

The actor was born in 1937 to a Japanese-American family that, after Pearl Harbor, was sent to live in internment camps for the duration of World War II. His experience growing up in the camps inspired a new musical, Allegiance, which Takei also stars in.
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Right-Wing Filmmaker: Obama's An Anti-Colonialist

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza directed and stars in the new movie, 2016: Obama's America. The film, which proposes that the president is weakening the country deliberately, has earned $12.4 million, making it the sixth highest grossing political documentary of all time.
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Following The Footnotes Of The Revolutionary War

Author Robert Sullivan retraces the steps of George Washington and his troops in his new book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78. It recounts the 30-mile trek north from the Delaware River.
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'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

Richard Bach, who authored the popular Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, was injured Friday when the light plane he was piloting crashed as he tried to land on San Juan Island, Wash.
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The Movie Kristen Bell Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Kristen Bell could watch the comedy Wet Hot American Summer a million times. "[Director] David Wain clearly made a movie that he liked and that's why I love it," she says.
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Kofi Annan On Syria, Hard Choices Of Peacekeeping

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary-general of the U.N. has co-authored a book on his life's work, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about difficult experiences involving Kosovo and Rwanda, as well as the future of Syria.
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Swimming And Snacking On Egypt's North Coast

On summer weekends, Egyptians flee Cairo's sweltering heat and head to the Mediterranean coast. There, they lounge on the beach, and — thanks to hardworking vendors — they can snack on steamed clams and sweet treats without leaving the shade of their umbrellas.

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