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ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage

In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.
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'Scream' Still Echoes After More Than A Century

The Scream, by Edvard Munch, is one of the most recognized and reproduced works of art ever created. Experts say the image seems to crystallize viewers' fears and anxieties, transcending language to express something primal.
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Do Liberals Live Under A 'Tyranny Of Cliches'?

Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and editor of National Review Online, argues in his new book that liberals use catchphrases to avoid engaging in actual arguments over ideas.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 2

Artherapy, an art sale, and Desert Queen Khaira Arby.

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Young Dancers, Aiming For 'First Position'

In the spirit of such competition documentaries as Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, First Position follows seven young dancers as they prepare for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. Elizabeth Blair reports on the film and the dancer-turned-director behind it.
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'Blown Covers': Not Ready For The Newsstand

There are countless memorable New Yorker magazine covers. But for every one that appears on the newsstand, countless more end up in the rejection pile. Now, a new book collects some of the best rejected covers and explains why they didn't make the cut.
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DVD Picks: 'Pillow Talk'

Bob Mondello recommends the Blu-ray release of Rock Hudson and Doris Day's first onscreen pairing, 1959's Pillow Talk.
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Designs Sought For Memorial To Metro Crash Victims

The D.C. Commission on the Arts is soliciting area artists for designs for a memorial in Northeast D.C. to the victims of the Red Line Metro crash in 2009 that killed nine and touched many more.

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