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Young Dancers, Aiming For 'First Position'

In the spirit of such competition documentaries as Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, First Position follows seven young dancers as they prepare for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. Elizabeth Blair reports on the film and the dancer-turned-director behind it.
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'Blown Covers': Not Ready For The Newsstand

There are countless memorable New Yorker magazine covers. But for every one that appears on the newsstand, countless more end up in the rejection pile. Now, a new book collects some of the best rejected covers and explains why they didn't make the cut.
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DVD Picks: 'Pillow Talk'

Bob Mondello recommends the Blu-ray release of Rock Hudson and Doris Day's first onscreen pairing, 1959's Pillow Talk.
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Designs Sought For Memorial To Metro Crash Victims

The D.C. Commission on the Arts is soliciting area artists for designs for a memorial in Northeast D.C. to the victims of the Red Line Metro crash in 2009 that killed nine and touched many more.

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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Journalist Peter Bergen outlines the decade-long search for the al-Qaida leader in his new book Manhunt. Bergen is the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before it was razed by the Pakistani government.
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'The Newlyweds': A Match Made Online

As accusations of sexism ricochet through the book industry, Nell Freudenberger continues to craft wonderful literary fiction, writes Maureen Corrigan. Freudenberger's latest novel, The Newlyweds, tells the story of an Internet-arranged, cross-continental marriage.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 1

A festival for the tykes, the music lovers, and all those looking to mark National Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

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Can The Networks Ever Create Another Night Of 'Must-See TV'?

Former NBC president Warren Littlefield talks about his new book, changing viewing habits, and why there will never be another "Must-See TV" quite like the one at NBC.
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Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg

Civil War re-enactors will converge on Williamsburg, Va. on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg, during which 4,000 men lost their lives.

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