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Book Review: 'Arctic Rising'

Tobias Buckell has written a thriller called Arctic Rising. Set in a period after global warming has opened the polar region to smugglers, drug traffickers and other illegal pursuits, the book is a fast paced thriller. Alan Cheuse, who teaches writing at George Mason University, thinks readers should receive it warmly.
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Jennifer Lopez In 'Q'Viva': A Talent Search Goes Bilingual, With A Dash Of Drama

Jennifer Lopez and her estranged husband, Marc Anthony, go in search of talent in Latin America on a show that's already airing on Spanish-language television and coming to Fox this weekend.
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Bloggers Replace Mom's Recipe Box As Source Of Food Knowledge

A new study says social media having an increasingly bigger influence over our food habits: Half of consumers use social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to learn about food. Almost as many seek out recipes on blogs and websites.
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The Lorax Speaks For The SUVs

The Lorax is a tale of saving the trees — which makes it a little surprising that one of the merchandising tie-ins for the new film is with Mazda SUVs.
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Frank Calabrese Jr. On Opening His 'Family Secrets'

Frank Calabrese Jr. has written a memoir about bringing down his father's murderous Chicago crime family. In Operation Family Secrets, Frank details how he helped the FBI convict his father of several murders by wearing a hidden wire and taping his father's conversations.
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'The Lorax': A Campy And Whimsical Seussical

The animated feature, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, is based on the classic Dr. Seuss environmentally themed children's book and stars the voices of Ed Helms, Danny DeVito and Zac Efron. Critic David Edelstein says the movie is far from the best Seuss adaptation.
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Anthony Shadid, Finding Peace In A 'House Of Stone'

Just weeks after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in Syria, his latest book has been released. House of Stone tells of the year he spent restoring a family home in Lebanon.
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High Levels Of Arsenic Found In Rice

Researchers at Dartmouth College recently found high levels of arsenic in rice. Particularly high amounts were found in brown rice syrup — a sugar substitute used in foods aimed at young children.

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