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Cezanne Sold To Qatar For A Record Price

Last year, the oil-rich Gulf nation of Qatar quietly purchased a painting by Paul Cezanne for more than $250 million, the highest amount ever paid for a work of art. Rachel Martin talks with Alexandra Peers, who recently wrote about the sale in Vanity Fair.
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How 'Hugo' Turned From Book To Film

Before Hugo was the hit film directed by Martin Scorsese, it was a children's book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. Host Rachel Martin speaks to screenwriter John Logan, whose script for the film has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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NASCAR's Waltrip: Why It 'Will Never Be The Same'

NASCAR Hall Of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip has a new book, Sundays Will Never Be the Same. Waltrip discusses his long and successful career as a driver and his time afterward in the announcer's booth. Host Rachel Martin also speaks with Waltrip about the day his longtime friend and rival Dale Earnhart died in a crash.
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A Tale Of Two Centuries: Charles Dickens Turns 200

The beloved storyteller was born on Feb. 7, 1812. He had little formal education, but his novels made him famous in his own time, and continue as classics in ours. His two-dozen works of fiction have never gone out of print.
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Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Anti-Tic

Each clue contains at least one seven-letter word. Rearrange the letters in that word to answer the clue.
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Producers Pitch Dream Reality Shows

Two thousand people who make reality television gathered this week for a convention in Washington, D.C. No appearances from Snooki or Padma, but there were representatives from Celebrity Wife Swap, Deadliest Catch and Rocket City Rednecks. Hundreds of producers vied for the chance to pitch network executives their ideas for new shows.
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Why Would Lady Gaga Hang Around Lancaster, Pa.?

Pop star Lady Gaga has recently been spotted in Lancaster County, Pa. Guest host David Greene looks into the rumors of what she's up to.
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This One's For The Chicken: A Super Bowl Party With A Purpose

Over the years, Stephen Thompson's Chicken Bowl has grown into a heated battle in its own right, with contests mirroring the thrilling heroics of the Super Bowl.
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While Graceland Booms, Other Historic Homes Rot

Miles Davis was honored with a postage stamp, but his childhood home has fallen into disrepair. Only a few homes of the talented and famous become tourist meccas like Graceland or Monticello. Architecture, beauty and politics all play a role.

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