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James McAvoy As A Creep? In 'Filth,' The Anti-Typecasting Works

The indie drama Filth, McAvoy makes a departure from his usual good-guy roles and plays Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson — a bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop.
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Ralph Ellison: No Longer The 'Invisible Man' 100 Years After His Birth

Ellison's exploration of race and identity won the National Book Award in 1953 and has been called one of the best novels of the 20th century.
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With Possible Theme Park, 'Hunger Games' May Live Beyond Final Film

The movie studio Lionsgate is exploring the possibility of a theme park based on The Hunger Games films and books.
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A Satire Of Literary Prizes Reveals A World Of Insanity

Edward St. Aubyn is no stranger to losing out on awards. In 2006 his novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker. But in 2011 he didn't even make the longlist. Now he's getting his revenge.
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Book Review: 'I Am The Beggar Of The World'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews I Am the Beggar of the World, a new poetry collection that offers a rare glimpse into Afghan lives.
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The Clark Family and The Corcoran Museum

We examine how former Montana senator and copper barron W.A. Clark and his youngest daughter, Huguette, became major benefactors of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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The National Museum of African Art at 50

In 1964, a former U.S. State Department diplomat started the Museum of African Art in a historic Capitol Hill townhouse once owned by Frederick Douglass...

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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.
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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.
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Hot Sauce Art: LA Museum Honors Sriracha and Tapatio

For an exhibition called "LA Heat," the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles asked 30 artists to come up with new works inspired by two homegrown hot sauce heroes: Sriracha and Tapatio.

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