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Superman Takes A Deliberate Christ-Like Turn In New Film

The new Superman movie features startlingly overt Christ-like images. Warner Brothers has encouraged the comparisons with a distinctive PR campaign targeting Christian audiences, all the way down to a website where pastors can crib a sermon that likens Superman to Jesus Christ: How might the story of Superman awaken our passion for the original superhero who ever lived and died and rose again?
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Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
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'The Attack' Depicts Opposing Sides In Middle East Violence

Renee Montagne talks with Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri about his new film: The Attack. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, the film follows an Arab-Israeli doctor whose life takes a sharp turn after a suicide bombing.
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Actor James Gandolfini Dies Suddenly While On Vacation

The 51-year-old actor died on Wednesday in Rome. Reports attribute his death to a heart attack. Gandolfini had been a character actor for years before he was given a chance to read for Tony Soprano in a new series about a New Jersey mob boss HBO was producing in the late 90s.
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Translated Into Navajo, 'Star Wars' Will Be

The Navajo Nation and Lucasfilm have teamed up to translate the original Star Wars movie into Navajo, entertaining those who already speak it, and teaching newcomers about the language and culture.
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James Gandolfini Dies; 'Sopranos' Actor Was 51

Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
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African-Americans And Gay Marriage: It's Complicated

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two cases involving same-sex marriage, a new documentary takes a look at what same-sex marriage means for African-Americans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Yoruba Richen, the director of The New Black to find out what inspired the film.
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The Movie Jesse Eisenberg Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Jesse Eisenberg could watch the British film Submarine a million times. "The movie as a whole is really wonderful but what I love about it even more is that each individual moment seems so special," he says.
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NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

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