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Sigourney Weaver's Stately Role In 'Political Animals'

The actress plays the smart, tough Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on the new USA miniseries Political Animals. It's another strong female role for Weaver, who has starred in films like Alien, Ghostbusters and Gorillas in the Mist.
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As Class Warfare Brews, A 'Dark Knight Rises'

The finale to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has the caped crusader battling a brute villain posing as the leader of a modern-day French revolution. Critic David Edelstein says the film has great moments and a fine turn by Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, but it never quite takes off.
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A Network Head Reflects In 'Interview'

Former ABC News president David Westin has written a new memoir, Exit Interview, about his 14 years as a network executive. Westin presided over a period of intense technological change in the news business — and over ABC's blown call on the night of the 2000 presidential election.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 19

The Dumb Waiter, Hong Kong film, and fire-breathing dragons.

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Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist

The UK artist known as My Dog Sighs makes striking "can people" out of old food cans he finds and the cans people collect for him, then he leaves them on the street for others to find. But P.S: Don't tell anyone that he doesn't have a dog.
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Seinfeld Hits The Web, Still Talking About Nothing

More than a decade after Seinfeld, the comedian is making a move to even smaller screens. His new webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, premieres Thursday. NPR's Mandalit del Barco looks at this latest stage in Jerry Seinfeld's career.
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For Olympic Committee, Marketing Is No Game

Corporations pay a lot of money to be official Olympic sponsors, so there are strict rules about who can and can't use the games to promote their products — rules the Olympic Committee isn't shy about enforcing. Just ask a group of knitters who recently got a cease and desist letter from the USOC.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Modern Warfare

The editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek recommends reading material in a Morning Edition monthly feature called "Word of Mouth." This month, Brown recommends two articles and a book relating to the changing nature of war.
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Whatever The Country, No Such Thing As 'Easy Money'

A Chilean, a Swede and a Serbian cartel collide in a taut actioner set amid the Swedish drug trade. Kenneth Turan says the impressive skills of director Daniel Espinosa, who has a gift for building audience tension, make for a great summer thriller. (Recommended)

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