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It's The End Of The World, And She Feels Fine

The rogue planet Melancholia threatens to hit Earth, while two couples (Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgard; Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland) bicker at a wedding.
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Meet The MythBusters

Discovery Channel's MythBusters have taken on more than 700 myths, from how hard it is to find a needle in a haystack (it's hard) to whether toothbrushes have fecal matter on them (they do). Series hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage talk about the show with host Ira Flatow.
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As The World Ends, A Certain 'Melancholia' Sets In

Lars von Trier's Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg as sisters who undergo a psychological transformation as disaster approaches. Critic David Edelstein says the film is a sublime fusion of form and content with a truly Wagnerian climax. (Recommended)
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Latin Grammys: Classy Vibe And Winning Calle 13

Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards featured more than 6,000 entries across 46 categories. Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 won nine out of 10 nominations, and Shakira won "Person of the Year." Host Michel Martin discusses highlights with Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of NPR Music's Alt-Latino podcast.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 11

Veterans tell their stories and Madeleine Albright helps celebrate women while music, theater and animation collide in STAY.

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Epic Fantasy Meets Americana In 'The Dragon's Tooth'

In The Dragon's Tooth, young-adult fiction writer N.D. Wilson shows that kids can be the keepers of the world's secrets, death is not always the end, and a roadside motel in Wisconsin can be just as magical as Hogwarts.
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My Accidental Masterpiece: The Phantom Tollbooth

Fifty years ago Norton Juster sat down and tried to remember the confusion and dislocation of childhood. His memories became a book, and The Phantom Tollbooth was born. In this essay, Juster looks back at his beloved novel, and the bored, disconnected child who grew up to write it.

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