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Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Also: Scottish science fiction writer Iain Banks says he has late stage gall bladder cancer and likely won't live into 2014; a blog calculates the price of Hogwarts Castle; some unfounded literary rumors; and the "politically subversive" poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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'Buckwild' Star Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Shain Gandee, his uncle and a third man were found dead Monday inside a 1984 Ford Bronco in a wooded area near Sissonville, W.Va. They'd been reported missing over the weekend.
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How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan

At age 13, Farzana Wahidy was beaten in the street for not wearing a burqa. To have carried a camera then would have been unthinkable. But she went on to become a pioneering photographer and, after working and studying abroad, returned to Afghanistan to "show the bigger image, not just show we have problems."
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'Muses And Metaphor' Series Returns For Poetry Month

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month in April with its third annual 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Listeners can tweet their short poems using the #TMMPoetry.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 2

You can go your own way, but why not see a movie and an award-winning drama while you’re at it?

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Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Also: Accidental haikus in The New York Times; Alanis Morissette is working on a book; the history of the word "clue."
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'Bioshock Infinite': A First-Person Shooter, A Tragic Play

BioShock Infinite uses a mix of history and fantasy to create a world dominated by a racist fundamentalist Christian cult. The latest installment in the video game series drew praise from critics as proof that games could be more than just computer graphics. Can the genre really reach the heights of great art?
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Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."

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