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Whether Pink Legos Are Just Building Stereotypes

Lego's new play sets, which are geared toward girls, include a beauty shop, cafe and pool. Critics say the toys are too focused on image and gender stereotypes. Others, including Lego, say they're simply what girls want to play with. Host Michel Martin and a diverse panel of moms explore gender-focused marketing.
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'The Artist,' 'The Help' Take Oscar Nominations

The 84th Academy Award nominees were announced on Tuesday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris about which movies, directors and actors are in the running to take home a little gold statue on Oscar night.
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How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice

In his book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, Paul Barrett traces how the sleek, high-capacity Austrian weapon found its way into Hollywood films and rap lyrics, not to mention two-thirds of all U.S. police departments.
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'Hugo,' 'The Artist' Lead Oscar Nominations

In the nominations announced Tuesday, Martin Scorsese's film Hugo received the most this year — 11, including best picture and best director.
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Oscar Nominations: 'Hugo' Leads, But Expect An 'Extremely Loud' Outcry

A 9/11 tearjerker grabs a Best Picture nod, while a raucous performance from Bridesmaids elbows its way into Best Supporting Actress.
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How Dr. Seuss Got His Start 'On Mulberry Street'

Theodor Geisel's first book for kids was rejected 27 times before it was finally published in 1937. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was inspired by a very ordinary street in Geisel's Massachusetts hometown.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 24

Abe and Fred and Annie.

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