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Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 18

This weekend you can see a children’s book acted out on stage or head to a local cinema to see comedy legends perform some of their famous works.
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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, whose career spanned more than half a century and went from stage to screen to TV and back to stage again, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.
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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.
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William T. Vollmann's Ghost Stories Are Frighteningly Self-Indulgent

William T. Vollmann's 2005 novel Europe Central was a masterpiece. His latest work, a collection of ghost stories entitled "Last Stories and Other Stories" is flabby and cliched.
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Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89

In a career that stretched back to the '40s, Stritch did it all: theater, TV, movies. Candid about just about everything, she said she didn't mind the word aging — after all "it applies to everyone."
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'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People

Modeled after the groundbreaking feminist health manual Our Bodies, Ourselves, the book details the social, political and medical issues faced by transgender people.
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Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died

Elaine Stritch, whose talent led to a substantial career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89. She had been living in her native Michigan, where she moved last year from New York.
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Are White Gay Men Stealing 'Culture' From Black Women?

Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of journalists and commentators about the latest buzz in the world of pop culture.
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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

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