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Muppet's Elmo Campaigns To Carry Olympic Torch

Eight thousand people will carry the Olympic Torch before it reaches London to open the summer games. Elmo hopes to become the first monster to carry the torch.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 6

George Bellows, prints from China, and a concert for a cause.

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Home Video Picks: 'The Sting'

Bob Mondello recommends the new Blu-ray release of the con-man comedy The Sting.
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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.
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The Storied History Of A Tunisian Tuna Pastry Called Bric

The Tunisian bric is just one of many stuffed pastries eaten daily across the former Ottoman Empire. For centuries, every new civilization, empire, religion, trade route and movement of people added its own twist and claimed a version as their own.
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Growing Economic Inequality 'Endangers Our Future'

In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
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The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Gillian Flynn's third novel begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's wedding anniversary, when Amy disappears and Nick becomes the No. 1 suspect. But the central question isn't what happened to Amy — it's what happened to her marriage.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 5

Animals and Children, getting ready for the London Olympics, and a cappella worthy of the gold.

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