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China On The Court: NBA Meets The 'Brave Dragons'

A new book follows an American basketball veteran as he coaches a struggling Chinese pro basketball team. Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley has a courtside seat from which to observe China's frantic capitalist expansion and its ambivalent fascination with all things American.
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'Man Or Muppet?' Tops Oscar Voter's Playlist

Producer and director Reginald Hudlin is one of the few African-American voting members of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hudlin is also a father. He shares the songs he listens to with his kids, as part of Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear.'
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'The Artist' The Right Pick For 'Best Picture'?

Host Michel Martin dishes on the wins, losses, and fashion faux pas of Sunday night's Academy Awards. She checks in with Wesley Morris, film critic for The Boston Globe, and Sheila Marikar, entertainment reporter and producer for ABCNews.Com.
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Black People: Naturally Cool?

A new collection of essays ponders the provocative question of whether black people are naturally cool or if they must work at it. Margo Jefferson and Helena Andrews share their thoughts in Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness. They speak with host Michel Martin.
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Oscars: Silence Is Golden For 'The Artist'

The Artist became the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The film's lead actor Jean Dujardin also took home an Academy award for best actor while Michel Hazanavicius, the film's director, also won.
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'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says space exploration is a key to transforming our economy and will play a crucial role in American success in the years to come. It "transforms the culture into one that values science and technology, and that's the culture that innovates," he says.
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How You Can Harness 'The Power Of Habit'

In his new book, Charles Duhigg explores cutting-edge research into the neuroscience of habit formation — and how companies and advertisers are using it to their advantage.
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'Artist' Comes Out On Top As Oscars Regroup, Reminisce

The Artist and Hugo — two movies about movies — were the two big winners at Sunday night's Oscars. The show itself? Well, with Billy Crystal hosting and a raft of tame reminders about the magic of movies, "cautious" might be the best word.
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Throwing An Oscar Bash? Here Are Some Ideas

If you're rolling out your own red carpet tonight, we have tips on how to keep your guests full of Oscar-themed food, drinks and challenging trivia.

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