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For Fassbender, Two Perspectives On The Perils Of Sex

Critic David Edelstein looks at two current films starring the actor Michael Fassbender — the anti-erotic drama Shame and the biographical drama A Dangerous Method, both of which grapple with the dangers of desire.
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NORAD Santa Tracker Up And Running

Following a practice that has become a tradition NORAD has launched their Santa tracking website for this year -- where kids can track the flightpath of jolly old Saint Nick.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 2

Christo’s ‘Over The River’ collages and the comedic brain behind ‘WTF?’

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Why Networks Split The Seasons Of Popular Shows

Fans of one of cable's highest rated series The Walking Dead might be disappointed next Sunday to find that their show has vanished from AMC after just seven episodes. What is the point of pulling a show from the air while it's running hot — only to bring it back months later when you may have forgotten about it?
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Lincoln Biopic: Film Incentives Often Not Worth Cost

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While residents are excited about seeing Spielberg's Lincoln shot in Richmond, Va., one economist questions the extent of the economic benefit the film brings.

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At Midseason, Serial Dramas Serve Up Big Twists

TV critic David Bianculli talks up some of the twists and turns presented recently in some of his favorite shows — including Dexter, Homeland and The Walking Dead. Note: Spoiler-rich.
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Going 'One On One' With Sports' Greatest Stars

Award-winning sports journalist John Feinstein explains how he's gotten some of the most talented and temperamental athletes and coaches in the world to talk to him. His book One on One details his conversations with people like Bobby Knight, Tiger Woods and John McEnroe.
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Obamas On Hand For National Christmas Tree Lighting

The first family was on-hand for the 89th lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House.

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Adele Is Belle Of Grammy Nominations

During Wednesday's Grammy nominations announcement, pop singers Bruno Mars and Adele scored big, but other notables didn't get as much recognition as many critics expected. Host Michel Martin discusses the Grammys and how musicians are upping 'Occupy' support. She hears from music journalists Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ann Powers and Jasmine Garsd.

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