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Big Names, High Production Values ... And These Are Indie Flicks?

In very different ways, the indie films Joe (starring Nicolas Cage) and Only Lovers Left Alive (with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) bring a low-budget sensibility to Hollywood.
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When Is Bottled Air Worth $860? When It's A Work Of Art — And Protest

A jar of fresh air from southern France, bottled by a Beijing artist, was sold at auction in China for $860. AP correspondent Didi Tang says it's one of many works of pollution protest art in China.
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Colbert Moves Into Letterman's Coveted Late Night Spot

CBS announced Thursday that the spot held by David Letterman for 21 years will go to Stephen Colbert.
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Without Giving Too Much Away, Here's What We Can Say About 'Mad Men'

The AMC period drama returns Sunday, with the usual shroud of secrecy that makes it difficult — but not impossible — to review. Fresh Air critic David Bianculli does his best.
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Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

Hateship Loveship was inspired by a short story about a caretaker who falls victim to a cruel joke. Wiig and director Liza Johnson explain how the film's restraint says more than fireworks ever could.
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Stephen Colbert: The End Of One Joke, The Start Of Many More

Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.
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After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes

Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.
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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.
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Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.
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Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.

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