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Things To Watch For At Sunday Night's Emmy Awards

We consider a few questions heading into Sunday's Emmy Awards, including new blood, Prohibition versus the '60s, and the very strange case of Charlie Sheen.
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Rogen, Reiser Go In '50/50' On A Few Sick Laughs

Will Reiser and his buddy Seth Rogen tell Audie Cornish about their new movie — a comedy about cancer, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt — explaining that the humor arises not from the illness, but from how the healthy react to the sick.
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Resistance Training For Your 'Willpower' Muscles

In their new book Willpower, psychologist Roy Baumeister and science writer John Tierney explore the science of self-control. Willpower is a limited resource, they say, but with practice and persistence, you can harness "the greatest human strength."
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A College Campus Mix-Up

Every answer is the name of a college or university. You must identify the schools from their anagrams. For example: "ICER" The answer: "RICE."
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Errol Morris Looks For Truth Outside Photographs

In his new book about photography, Believing Is Seeing, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talks about what you don't see in photographs and the importance of what lies outside the frame. He says photographers have been posing photos as long as they've been taking them.
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Three-Minute Fiction Round 7

The clock is ticking and we're one week into round seven of our Three-Minute Fiction writing contest. Author Danielle Evans is our judge this time around. Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 25.
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Getting Creative Without Quitting Your Day Job

Kelly Wilkinson always felt like her crafty side was at odds with her professional life, but now she has a book that incorporates both. Weekend Handmade provides instructions for quirky crafts that virtually anyone can do.
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'The Arrogant Years': An Egyptian Family In Exile

When Lucette Lagnado's parents were growing up, Cairo was a place of cultural and religious acceptance. But when the 1952 revolution sent Jews fleeing from Egypt, her family was among the exiles. Lagnado tells the story of their exodus to Brooklyn in The Arrogant Years.
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The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Plays Not My Job

The Decemberists' name was inspired by a short-lived rebellion in the Russian army in the 1820s. We've invited lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy to answer questions about three other obscure protests.

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