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For Gertrude Stein, Collecting Art Was A Family Affair

In the early 1900s, Gertrude Stein and her brothers filled their Paris apartments with avant-garde art. The Steins bought paintings right out of the studios of young, scandalous artists — Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others — who met and mingled at the Steins' salons.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 10

Sounds from Choral Arts and Norman Scriber, more theater from the Fringe and prints from Jake Muirhead.

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Eddie Murphy Will Not Host The Oscars

Eddie Murphy has resigned as the host of the 2012 Oscars.
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Life Without Plot In 'Leaving The Atocha Station'

Lerner captures the sense of everyday life with an unusual focus on thoughts rather than incident, betting on the premise that these thoughts are the events, rather than the stuff in between them.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 9

The inventors of the Internet, the influence of the Internet and a tech-savvy composer.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Brings The Complex 'J. Edgar' To Life On Film

Leonardo DiCaprio tells Guy Raz about the things he does and doesn't admire about J. Edgar Hoover, the character he plays in Clint Eastwood's new film.
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'100 Yards To Glory': What Eli Manning Told Bob Costas About His Pores

Bob Costas talks to Robert Siegel about his new book, the history of football, and what's really our "national pastime."
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James Wolcott: 'Lucking Out' In 1970s New York

The Vanity Fair critic was an aspiring writer when he arrived in a turbulent Manhattan in 1972. In his memoir, Lucking Out, he writes about the crime and culture (and pornography) he discovered there.
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How Dogs Evolved Into 'Our Best Friends'

Naturalist Mark Derr says our friendship with dogs and wolves goes back thousands of years more than previously believed. His new book explores how the relationship between humans and wolves developed.

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