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From Action Hero To Teenage Nerd, Shailene Woodley Has Range

With the potential blockbuster Divergent on the horizon, the actress has been busy positioning herself as a dynamic performer, from the indie The Spectacular Now to the YA film The Fault in Our Stars.
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'Divergent': A Film About A Risk Taker That Plays It Safe

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Ken Turan reviews "Divergent," a sci-fi adventure about a world in which people are divided into groups representing a particular virtue — bravery, for example. It is based on the young adult novels by Veronica Roth.
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A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author

Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling young adult series "Divergent," signed a book deal while she was still in college. The book hit shelves when she was just 22. Now 25, Roth says she wasn't sure what to think when she heard "Divergent" would be turned into a film. But then Kate Winslet signed on.
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Book Review: 'The Divorce Papers'

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel The Divorce Papers, by Susan Rieger.
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It's Faction Against Faction In A Grim Future Chicago

With Divergent, Hollywood turns to another hit young-adult trilogy for inspiration. Shailene Woodley stars as a 16-year-old searching for her place in a divided dystopian society.
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There's More Than One Way To Watch 'Star Wars'

Whether you're revisiting the Star Wars films or you're just catching them for the first time, there are many ways to watch the series. Blogger Rod Hilton has some tips.
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New 'Scandal' Character Ups The Drama And Intrigue

Actress Nazanin Boniadi says she loves working on Scandal because every character is both good and bad.
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Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Victoria's Secret and Prada model Lyndsey Scott designs apps in her spare time. She talks about what drew her to computer science for Tell Me More's "Women in Tech" series.
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Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.
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On The Coast: Chincoteague Island Gets Very First Theater Company

Long known for its wild ponies, Chincoteague Island now has another distinctive feature: it's very own theater company.

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