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Second To Last

Think of a word that can follow a given word to complete a familiar two-word phrase or name. The first two letters of the word must be the second and last letters, respectively, of the given word. For example, given "fallen," the answer would be "angel."
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Alan Bennett Defies Expectations With 'Smut'

The author says he knows his readers think of him as cozy and genteel. So he's decided to shake them up a bit with a new book of two short stories.
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Wim Wenders On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D

Germany's official entry at the 84th Oscars is Pina, a documentary showcasing the groundbreaking work of the late choreographer Pina Bausch. Director Wim Wenders discusses Bausch, representing dance on screen, and working in 3-D.
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Is It Time For You To Go On An 'Information Diet'?

"If we want to make media better then we've got to start consuming better media," says open-source-Internet activist Clay Johnson. His new book, The Information Diet, makes the case for more "conscious consumption" of news and information.
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Comedian David Cross Plays Not My Job

David Cross is one of those guys who show up and make everything they're in a whole lot funnier — from Arrested Development to Kung Fu Panda to his IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. We'll ask Cross three questions about defeated Republican hopefuls you've probably never heard of.
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Eddie George Trades Touchdowns For Togas

The Heisman Trophy-winning football player has moved from the field to the stage. He's pursuing an acting career and plays the title role in Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
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Eisenhower Family Objects To Design For Memorial

The Eisenhower family has asked for a delay in the planning of a memorial for President Dwight Eisenhower. The family says they have differences with architect Frank Gehry's concept for the memorial.
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Top TV Picks For January

This month, there are a whole slew of new shows and season premieres on TV, from top series American Idol on Fox to the movie-worthy cast of HBO's Luck. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times suggests you try dramas Justified and Touch — and run away from sitcoms Rob and Work It as fast as you can. He talks to Audie Cornish.
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Get Inked For Science

Writer Carl Zimmer became an "unintentional curator" of science-themed tattoos after noticing a double helix on a friend's arm. Sensing a trend, he asked his blog readers to send photos of their science tattoos. Some of those images are gathered in his new book Science Ink.

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