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For 'Wiseguy' Henry Hill, Mobster 'Days Were Over'

Henry Hill, the mobster-turned-informant portrayed by Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, died on Tuesday. He was 69. Hill's colorful life was documented in Nicholas Pileggi's 1986 book Wiseguy, which later became the basis for the movie Goodfellas.
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'Car 54' Re-Release Drives An Old Fan To Reminisce

Car 54, Where Are You? was the TV comedy series about a mythical police station in the Bronx, created by Nat Hiken in 1961. It's just appeared for the first time on DVD to the delight of fans, like critic Lloyd Schwartz.
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It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson keeps a close eye on science in the movies — he even got a change made to Titanic. Here, he talks about truths and less-than-truths in some of the films that are taking us outside our own realm.
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NewsPoet: Robert Pinsky Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Robert Pinsky. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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Plus-Size Designer: Bigger People Need Good Style

The TLC reality show Big Brooklyn Style follows plus-sized clothing designer Lisa Dolan. She says that as a plus-sized woman, it was always hard to find flattering clothes, so she decided to design her own. Martin speaks with Dolan, who also owns a plus-sized clothing store in Brooklyn.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 14

The Normal Heart, Iraqi women, and big themes with slight cuts

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Ice-T Gives A Hip-Hop History Lesson In 'The Art Of Rap'

The rapper and actor says he is paying a debt with his film about hip-hop. "Rap music saved my life," he says.
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Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books

Coming out as a teenager can be difficult. That's why finding Rubyfruit Jungle was important for author Emily Danforth. The book's lesbian narrator helped her figure out who she wanted to be. Have you ever found a book that helped you understand yourself better? Tell us about it in the comments.

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