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Short And Sweet Status Updates Tell Their Own Story

In 420 Characters, Lou Beach crafts micro-stories, each the length of a previous character limit on Facebook statuses. What began as a writing exercise for the accomplished illustrator will soon be a published book.
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Curtain Could Fall On A Dazzling Arts Center In Spain

The Niemeyer Center for the arts in northern Spain is slated to close on Dec. 15, after barely nine months of operation, because of budget cuts. The fate of the Niemeyer could be an omen for the future, as conservative politicians slash funding for the arts and public projects.
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Not Just Any Set: Behind The Scenes At 'Funny Or Die'

Neda Ulaby visits the set of a video from the comedy website Funny Or Die, and she examines how funny videos have become a successful business.
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Making Changes Is Up To You

Change one letter in each word of a made-up, two-word phrase to get two new words that will start a familiar proverb or saying. Determining which letters to change is up to you.
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The Doors Prove Strange Days Are Still With Us

Even after all these years, people are still drawn to the music of The Doors. Frontman Jim Morrison is responsible for a lot of that, but author Greil Marcus says what really made the band magnetic was something deeper.
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Freud, Jung And What Went Wrong

For years, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud were close friends and collaborators, but they had a falling out that ultimately ended their relationship. Turns out, there was a woman involved. That story is the subject of a new film.
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Chuck Berry's Cadillac A-Rollin' To The Smithsonian

When rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry navigated his music career, he didn't rely on agents or record labels; he drove himself to business meetings in his fleet of Cadillacs. Berry has just donated one of them, a red 1973 Eldorado, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Who Should Be The Next Celebrity Stamp?

The U.S. Postal Service has waived its rule banning someone from being honored on a stamp until he or she has been dead for at least five years. Host Scott Simon reports the Postal Service has received thousands of nominations from the public for new stamps to honor more recent celebrities, ranging from Billy Graham to Lady Gaga.

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