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The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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Behind The Scenes: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, millions of Americans have been watching Macy's iconic parade as they ring in the holiday season. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with parade executive producer Amy Kule, who shares some of her favorite performances and reveals what it takes to coordinate more than 8,000 participants on that day.
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On Screen In Mexico, Beauty Queen Meets Drug Lord

Across Latin America, movies and soap operas have glamorized the lives of drug lords and their gangs. A new Mexican movie, Miss Bala, takes a realistic look at the fear that grips many Mexicans today.
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The Real Mr. Incredible: Self-Styled 'Superheroes'

In The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones, Jon Ronson explores the subculture of ordinary individuals who adopt superhero identities (and costumes) to patrol the streets.
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How Hugh Grant Wants To Make You Rethink Tabloid Culture

Hugh Grant's testimony yesterday related to an investigation of phone hacking by journalists spotlighted another step along an interesting path.
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In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood

In the new film The Artist, the era of silent film giving way to sound is depicted with an unusual return to silence. That meant different challenges for the actors — even those who walk on four legs.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 22

IBIS at IOTA, German visuals in Arlington and prints inspired by a profound experience in Germany

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At Pop-Up Magazine Shows, No Recordings Allowed

The live magazine in San Francisco showcases documentary filmmakers, writers, radio producers, photographers and artists. They present their work live onstage — just once — and there is no record it ever happened. Editor Douglas McGray says he likes how it makes audiences' "brains work."

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