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Bear Grylls on Family, Faith And Drinking Pee

In a new autobiography, survivalist and television host Bear Grylls charts his journey from recalcitrant schoolboy to a spot in Britain's elite special forces, the SAS, and addresses the controversy surrounding his Discovery Channel show, Man vs. Wild.
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Bond Donned A Suit, A Stylish Suit

James Bond stands for action and adventure, but perhaps even more, he's stood for style. A tailor in London is now re-creating some of the dapper suits that Sean Connery made famous in early Bond films. David Mason, the director of Anthony Sinclair, Ltd., discusses the effort.
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'Speaking The Unspeakable' To The New Poet Laureate

English professor Natasha Trethewey has been named the 19th U.S. poet laureate. Poetry, she says, is something people can turn to for celebrating joys and mourning losses.
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Audiobooks That'll Make The Family Road Trip Fly By

It's time to rev up the old minivan and hit the road for summer vacation. But how to keep the kids (and adults) from getting bored? Audiobook expert Adam Boretz recommends stories so good you'll forget to ask, "Are we there yet?"
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No One In 'The Red House' Gets Away Unscathed

A vacation in the remote English countryside brings all sorts of family tensions to a boil in Mark Haddon's latest novel, The Red House. Haddon says the poetic language in the book is as much a part of the narrative as any of the characters.
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This Changes Everything!

Given a sentence, change one letter in one word to make a new word which completely reverses the meaning of the sentence.
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Behind The Stars, The Sets That Help Them Shine

All eyes will be on the actors and their shows when the 66th annual Tony Awards are handed out in New York. But elemental to the success of both productions and performances is a good-looking set. Jeff Lunden looks at this year's Tony-nominated set designers.
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They Rose In Protest, Now Kansas Arts Groups Cheer

Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. That started an uproar that pushed Gov. Sam Brownback to restore some funding, but arts organizations still face uncertainty.
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Steve Guttenberg Writes His Own 'Bible'

The Police Academy star began his acting career at the age of 17 by faking it. He snuck into the Paramount Studios lot, set up an office and started landing auditions. He writes about his unorthodox Hollywood start in his new memoir, The Guttenberg Bible.

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