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A 'Down-To-Earth Diva' Confronts Her Flaws And Good Fortune

In a frank new memoir, soprano Deborah Voigt reveals her troubles with obesity, alcohol and bad relationships, along with her many triumphs in opera houses the world over.
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'Thieves Of State' Reveals Tremendous Power Of Global Corruption

Audie Cornish talks to former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes about how corruption can create the fertile ground for religious extremism.
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Julianne Moore: Alzheimer's Makes Us Question 'Our Essential Selves'

In Still Alice, Moore plays Alice Howland, a 50-year-old linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Moore says she spent months meeting with people affected by the disease.
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Skeptic Takes A Tour Of Self-Help's 'Promise Land'

Despite being the daughter of a child psychologist and self-help author, Jessica Lamb-Shapiro has spent her life recoiling from the self-help industry. She talks about how the industry helped her.
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'Still Alice' Is A Triumph For Julianne Moore, But The Rest Of Film Is Thin

The movie is based on neuroscientist Lisa Genova's novel about a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. While Moore is fascinating, the rest of the characters are half-formed.
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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.
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Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.
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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led with nine nominations each, followed closely by The Imitation Game with eight.
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Mojito Diplomacy: Chefs Plan Culinary Tours To Cuba

Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.
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At The Oscar Nominations, It's A Good Year To Be An Idiosyncratic Man

It was a good day for complicated male leads and the movies that feature them, and a rough day for just about everybody else at the Oscar nominations.

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