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The Movie Dustin Lance Black's 'Seen A Million Times'

The director of Milk and the new film Virginia says he can't get enough of Rob Reiner's rom-com When Harry Met Sally. It speaks to "such basic truths about matchmaking and love," Black says, "that I think it's withstood the test of time."
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China's New Plan: A Great Leap Into The Air

China's newest five-year plan aims to make the country an aerospace powerhouse — and indirectly, a more modern, prosperous, sophisticated industrial nation. The plan would help Chinese companies expand outside national borders and grab a chunk of the aerospace market — but will it succeed?
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Sacrifice Calories, Not Taste, With Skinnier Summer Cocktails

Restaurant drinks may contain as many calories as the meals, and they may not be included in the new menu labeling law. Here's our much lighter, 150-calorie cocktail alternatives.
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'Never Fall Down': Surviving The Killing Fields

Patricia McCormick's new young adult novel tells the story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a real-life survivor of the Cambodian genocide whose musical skills kept him alive.
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Barnes Foundation Changes Location, But Little Else

After years of bitter controversy, the Barnes Foundation will open the doors of its new location in downtown Philadelphia on Saturday. Since 1922, the collection has been housed in the Philadelphia suburbs, where critics say the collection's owner would have wanted it to stay.
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Americans: A 'Bunch Of Amateurs,' And Proud Of It

In his new book, journalist Jack Hitt says America's amateur spirit goes back to the nation's origins — and it's nothing to be ashamed of. The Europeans viewed the Americans as an "unfinished people," Hitt says. "We were amateur everything." And it's only made the nation better.
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Gass And Black Of Tenacious D Play Not My Job

We've invited Kyle Gass and Jack Black to play a game called "Tenacious D, Meet Tenacious P." We tried to think of the singer who was the diametrical opposite of Tenacious D, and who better than Pat Boone? They'll answer three questions about the cleanest cut guy who ever cut a record.
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Cannes Film Festival Has American Slant This Year

Melissa Block talks to Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Zeitchik about what's popular this year at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Coming Soon — To A Theater Nowhere Near You

Feel like you're the last to see the new Hollywood blockbuster? You may be right — because studios have started premiering big films overseas before they come to the United States.
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A Conversation With Author Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes, one of the most influential writers in the Latin American world, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Fresh Air remembers the prolific author with excerpts from a 1987 interview.

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