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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 16

Sublime nature and how to preserve it.

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Jerusalem: A Love Letter To Food And Memories Of Home

Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi say their latest cookbook is a chance to re-imagine the recipes of their childhoods, reminiscing about Jerusalem's open-air food markets and street food.
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A Day Later, The Space Jump Guy Is OK, But How About The Rest Of Us?

Watching Felix Baumgartner's "space jump" on Sunday was exciting, riveting and unnerving. And it does make you wonder: What if something had gone wrong?
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A Startling Gap Between Us And Them In 'Plutocrats'

Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland traveled the world, interviewing multimillionaires and billionaires for her new book, Plutocrats. She says there's a startling disconnect between those at the very top and the rest of us — one that has the power to transform society in unfortunate ways.
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One Dot At A Time, Lichtenstein Made Art Pop

Roy Lichtenstein is best known for his dotted, angst-filled comics featuring beautiful ladies in distress. But a major retrospective at the National Gallery shows that the painter found inspiration beyond the comic-book world; he also paid his respects to the masters — Picasso, Monet and more.
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Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60

E.B. White's classic children's book is ostensibly about a spider and a pig. But author Michael Sims says the story is really about the barn the critters live in, based on a real barn on White's Maine farm.
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'Smashed': A Love Story Minus The Alcohol

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul star in this modern tale of addiction that explores what happens to a young marriage when the one thing that once brought them together suddenly vanishes. Director and cowriter James Ponsoldt says the idea for the movie came from real-life experiences.
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Brad Pitt Helps Chanel Shake Up Iconic Perfume

Chanel No. 5 is an iconic perfume, it's been around for 92 years. Marylin Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman have all endorsed the fragrance. Starting on Sunday, Brad Pitt is joining their ranks. He's the first man to endorse the perfume in its history.
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Traveling The World Brings Andrew McCarthy Home

Former teen heartthrob Andrew McCarthy heads around the world to confront his own issues on intimacy and commitment in his new memoir, The Longest Way Home.

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