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Fashion Week: Bold Surprises On And Off The Runway

Since last Thursday, top designers have been showcasing their Spring 2012 collections in N.Y. Pulitzer Prize-winning style writer Robin Givhan has been on the scene, seeing vibrant colors and bold prints dominating the runway. In the audience, American Vogue chief Anna Wintour was sitting with rapper Nicki Minaj. Givhan also talks about the smashing success of Missoni's limited edition Target line.
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The Headline From NY Fashion Week: Print(s) Is Not Dead

Prints, people. Seriously whimsical prints. From a new generation of designers who have "the capacity and the drive" to be the next gang of Tommys and Calvins and Ralphs. We have photos, people.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 15

Constitutional speech, the Lithuanian Trilogy, the Flying Karamazov Brothers and a Two’s a Crowd. 

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 14

GRAB Portrait

All roads lead to Nat Geo’s film festival, plus shadow puppets and Keb’ Mo’. 

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Patricia Marx Tells A Tale Of Sweet, Unbalanced Love

When lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather hears that Wally Yez is the perfect guy, her response is telling: "Perfect ... is not my type." Comedy writer Patricia Marx tracks the beautiful — and absurd — relationship that follows in her new novel, Starting from Happy.
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'Night Circus' Comes To Town With Magic, Mystery

A life-or-death competition between two young magicians plays out in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel. Layers of trickery and masterful sleight of hand make it hard to know what's real and what's fake. "My magic is sort of real-world magic," Morgenstern says.
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Ebert: A 'Life' Still Being Lived, And Fully

Film critic Roger Ebert is famous for arguing about movies on TV with Gene Siskel. Now that cancer surgeries have left him without the ability to speak, Ebert has found a new voice online. Melissa Block visits him at his Chicago home to talk about his memoir, Life Itself.
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'Citizen Kane' At 70: Film School In A Box For The Serious Cinephile

Bob Mondello looks at the 70th Anniversary edition of what many consider the greatest film of all time: Citizen Kane.

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