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Steve Jobs, Whose Imagination Invited Us To Play

You might see the insight that drove Steve Jobs' life when you watch a child with one of the products he designed, from a Mac laptop to an iPhone. It's playtime. Children — and adults — look, touch, try stuff and smile. Steve Jobs understood that creativity and play spring from the same source.
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Sports From 'The Onion': A New Book Explores 'The Ecstasy Of Defeat'

The Onion is best-known for its straightforward news coverage, but it also has a thriving sports division that has a new book out.
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Bob Cassilly Remembered: Part Sculptor, Part Kid

A driving force behind City Museum in St. Louis, the sculptor created spaces that invite adults and children to interact with his creations. He died in late September, working on a massive project he called Cementland.
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The 'Blue Horse' That Inspired A Children's Book

Even if you don't know the name Eric Carle, his work has probably made you smile. The new book from the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is about an artist who, like the author, enjoys stepping out of the box.
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Frank Langella On Acting, Aging And Being Very Bad

The man who once brought Richard Nixon to life onstage returns in a Broadway revival of Man and Boy. He explains how he plays a villain learning to cope with a conscience — and why the 1963 show's theme still resonates.
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Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job

Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field. So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game.
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'Chango's Beads': Kennedy's Latest Albany Homage

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy says his best writing features his New York hometown. His latest book, Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, is no exception. "There's a richness of Albany that I couldn't possibly exhaust," says Kennedy, who is now 83.
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Foodie Wannabe? Here's How To Fake It

Melissa Block speaks with Alton Brown, creator of "Good Eats" on the Food Network, about his recent comments in New York Magazine on faking food and wine knowledge. Brown gives tips and explains why you might want to fake it on occasion.
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Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, co-founder and longtime CEO of Apple Inc., passed away this week at the age of 56. Technology writer Steven Levy, author of the book Insanely Great remembers the life and contributions of the technology titan, from pioneering personal computers to the iPhone.

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