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'Wonderstruck': A Novel Approach To Picture Books

Brian Selznick's cinematic approach to storytelling is an artful experiment in narrative and illustration. Writing and drawing his books, he says, is "like going through a treasure map backwards."
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Women Of The World

The Newsweek editor looks at how women helped end the civil war in Liberia, how they're changing the state of marriage throughout Asia and the rise of Christine Lagarde to the top of that notoriously male-dominated institution, the International Monetary Fund.
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Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

Many Broadway revivals trim their budgets by downsizing the orchestra, but a new Follies features 28 musicians in the pit. Jeff Lunden speaks with orchestrator Jonathan Tunick about working on the Stephen Sondheim score, which evokes Broadway styles of the '20s, '30s and '40s — as well as the contemporary music of 1971.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 13

Tactile Dinner Car

Futurist-inspired gastro performance, falling in love and Lisztomania. 

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Sweethearts Reconnect After Decades Apart

Kevin Carroll and Debi Waeber were high school sweethearts who became separated by the Vietnam War and an unplanned pregnancy. Decades later, neither had an inkling that their paths would cross again. Host Michel Martin speaks with them about their story, which is featured in this week's Washington Post Magazine.
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African-American Women Through Eyes Of Multiracial Artist

Tim Okamura's exhibit "Bronx Brooklyn Queens" explores the complexity and beauty of the soulful New York City woman while imagining her rise to royalty. The collection uses graffiti-infused urban motifs. It runs for one month in N.Y. Okamura discusses inspirations for his work, and how his family's experience in Japanese internment camps has shaped him into the artist he is today.
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No Must-Sees In Fall Crop Of Network TV

High-profile changes in returning shows --Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — offer the most excitement in broadcast TV this fall. Critic David Bianculli says the new shows mostly disappoint, though you may be intrigued by Sarah Michelle Gellar in CW's Ringer.

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