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Liu Xiaobo: 'No Enemies, No Hatred,' Only Courage

The Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo may be imprisoned, but his voice will not be silenced. His recent writings and poems have been collected in No Enemies, No Hatred.
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Halt In 'Colbert Report' Production Reportedly Due To Family Emergency

An abrupt suspension in The Colbert Report's production schedule led to many rumors online Thursday, after Comedy Central said it would air reruns for three days this week. The delay is due to a family emergency, The Wall Street Journal reports
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Putting On Heirs: 3 Rich And Snooty Reads

The parties, mansions — ah, to be rich and famous. Author Emma Straub might not lead a life of luxury, but she recommends three books that give a glimpse into those who do.
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Moore Explains Changes In Oscar Documentary Rules

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has changed the way they nominate documentaries for the Oscars. One of the most controversial changes — proposed by filmmaker Michael Moore — is that films must be reviewed by The New York Times or the Los Angeles Times.
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Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

In this rebroadcast from 2010, the musical theater legend talks about writing the lyrics and music for several of his productions, including the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is currently in the middle of a two-week run in New York City.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 16

The Crucible, the Tweet Slam, and poetry Retold.

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'Undefeated' A Tale Of Football Team's Struggles

Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated follows a season of an inner-city high school football team in North Memphis, Tennessee, profiling its coaches and players' stuggles on and off the field. Melissa Block talks with co-directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay about the film.
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More Than Melancholy: 'In-Flight' Stories Soar

Helen Simpson once said that when it comes to short stories, "Something's got to happen, but not too much." Her latest short story collection, In-Flight Entertainment, may seem bleak and mundane — with subjects like mortality, infidelity and climate change — but it's also bursting with British wit.
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Nathan Englander: Assimilating Thoughts Into Stories

In What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander writes about his own faith — and what it means to be Jewish — in stories that explore religious tension, Israeli-American relations and the Holocaust.

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