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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 31

This week you can think peaceful thoughts with an art exhibit and a film workshop.

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International Culinary Competition Gold Eludes Americans Again

There's one honor that's long eluded Americans at the top of the culinary field: the coveted Bocuse d'Or. This year was no exception, though Team USA made a valiant effort with an Appalachian-inspired menu that included squash, ham and mushrooms.
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'House Of Cards' Is Built To Last

Two new dramas fueled by intrigue premiere this week: The Americans on FX and House of Cards on Netflix. While The Americans has its moments, House of Cards is the show that's going to make television history.
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Ukrainian Comfort Dish Chicken Kiev Claims French Parentage

The dish that got its start in France and gained its popularity in America is dying out in its namesake city. Ukrainian chefs say only they make the real deal and are trying to save chicken Kiev, even as urban dwellers turn to exotic foreign cuisine like pizza.
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William H. Macy Is 'Shameless' On Showtime

As the alcoholic paterfamilias Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless, the actor enjoys portraying a man with a dark side. But he says it's Frank's better qualities that make him sustainable as a character.
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Kennedy Center To Build $100M Expansion

The Kennedy Center will pursue a $100 million expansion, center leaders announced this week. The move will provide more rehearsal space, a memorial garden and an outdoor stage on the Potomac.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 30

Young and old alike can enjoy a little drama at these drastically different productions.

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Why Chicken Wings Dominate Super Bowl Snack Time

Serving chicken wings during the Super Bowl has become de rigueur for couch watchers on game day, thanks to the rise of sports bars' demand for cheap snacks. But now wings are so popular, they're one of the most expensive cuts of chicken you can buy.
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FX To Debut '80 Cold War Drama 'The Americans'

The Americans is a new series on FX about two Soviet spies living in the U.S. as a married couple. TV critic Eric Deggans says it's amazing to see Soviet spies as the heroes of a show because they were screen villains for so long.
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Rare Robert Frost Collection Surfaces 50 Years After His Death

Jonathan Reichert, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo, has donated a rare collection of Robert Frost's letters, photographs and audio files to the school. The materials chronicle the decades-long friendship between the poet and Reichert's father, rabbi and poet Victor Reichert.

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