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Bear Wants Hat Back; For More, See Kids Book

Jon Klassen's latest book, I Want My Hat Back, is the delightful story about a bear who loses, and then finds, his hat. Scott talks with Weekend Edition's ambassador to the world of children's literature, Daniel Pinkwater, about the story and the importance of art in children's books.
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Liz Taylor's Jewel-Dripping Collection On The Block

After a world tour, Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry, clothing and memorabilia is on view in New York City. After 10 days on display, some 2,000 objects from the film star's life will be up for auction, both at Christie's and online.
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Nature And Design Meet In Lautner's Modern Homes

An artist with an idyllic childhood might be as rare as a house with walls made of air, but both play a part in the story of architect John Lautner. Aesthetically influenced by his Northern Michigan upbringing, Lautner's designs have been featured in several films, including The Big Lebowski.
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Haiku Traffic Signs Bring Poetry To NYC Streets

New York City's Department of Transportation has taken an artful approach to safety: colorful traffic signs written in haiku. "Poetry has a lot of power," says artist John Morse. "The idea is to bring something to the streetscape that might catch someone's eye."
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Gary Oldman Steps Into A Spymaster's Shoes

In a new film based on John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the veteran actor reinvents an iconic character — and finds a darker George Smiley than the one Alec Guinness created for British TV.
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Writer Susan Orlean Plays Not My Job

The New Yorker staff writer has just written a book about the life and legend of America's beloved canine icon Rin Tin Tin. We've invited her to play a game called "Rin Tin Tin is just the be gin gin ginning."
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Three Juicy Tales Of The Ultimate Food Taboo

Few things are creepier than the idea of eating another person — even in extreme circumstances. Author Mitchell Zuckoff recommends these three stories where humans are the main course, whether on account of tribal ritual, or of extreme desperation.
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Lincoln Biopic: Virginia's Hollywood Incentives Get Closer Look

Lawmakers are offering production company's millions to film projects like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln in the Commonwealth -- whether they work or not is the subject of a debate.

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Bow Bow, Chk-a-Bow: Five Voices Rise To The Top Of TV's A Cappella Competition

Melissa Block talks to Pentatonix, the group that recently won NBC's a cappella competition The Sing-Off.

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