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What Hat Holds The Answer?

Every answer is a two-word phrase in which one of the words starts with W, and the other word is the same with the W removed. For example, given the clue "desires scurrying insects," the answer would be "wants ants."
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Struggling With Parenthood In Utopic 'Motherland'

The sidewalks of Park Slope, Brooklyn, are crowded with moms with expensive strollers and organic groceries. For many New York parents, it's paradise. But despite their seemingly perfect lives in the plush neighborhood, the characters in Amy Sohn's Motherland struggle with parenthood and marriage.
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Alan Ball On Leaving 'True Blood' Behind

Writer/producer Alan Ball is leaving True Blood, the highly successful HBO show he created, at the end of its fifth season. He talks about the show, his childhood and coming out to his mother.
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Local Artist Paints Mural At Ben's Chili Bowl

A local artist spent the weekend painting a mural on a wall at Ben's Chili Bowl.

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Art Of Mentoring In Minneapolis, Minn.

Mentoring Peace Through Art paints local businesses with murals.
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On A Quest To Roll Out The Bourbon Barrel And Fill It With Hot Sauce

Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
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Ambassador Peter Westmacott Plays Not My Job

We do what damage we can on this show, but it's not often we get the chance to cause a real international incident. So we're very excited that Sir Peter Westmacott, Great Britain's ambassador to the U.S., has agreed to play our quiz.
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'Rush' Job: A Wily Courier Navigates New York's Maze

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a Manhattan bike messenger dodging a corrupt cop who wants a look at the package he's carrying. NPR's Bob Mondello says David Koepp's brisk actioner doesn't trouble itself with weighty themes — it's just a bona fide thrill ride.
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How Brazil Lives Now, In 'Neighboring Sounds'

Brazilian culture is often portrayed as either joyful folk tradition or brutal gang violence. But Kleber Mendonca Filho's Neighboring Sounds penetrates into the daily lives of suburban Brazilians — and critic John Powers says it may be the best Brazilian film since the '70s.
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'Incognito': What's Hiding In The Unconscious Mind

Neuroscientist David Eagleman says everything we think, do and believe is determined by complex neural networks battling it out in our brains. His book Incognito, in which he explains what scientists are learning about this hidden world of cognition, is now out in paperback.

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