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What Naomie Harris Had To Do To Be So 'Black And Blue'

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The new action movie is about a black police officer straddling two worlds. It's also the British actress' first leading role. She explains how she prepared for a deeply American story.

Hop Along's Frances Quinlan Announces First Album Under Own Name, Shares 'Rare Thing'

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Likewise comes out Jan. 31. Its first single brings empathy and courage to a nightmarish dream.

'Watchmen' Creator Damon Lindelof: Not Talking About Race Felt 'Irresponsible'

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The original 1986 Watchmen comic was built on a fear of nuclear holocaust; Lindelof's new HBO adaptation takes racism as its central evil, opening with a reconstruction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

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20 Years Later, 'Boys Don't Cry' Still Inspires Admiration And Debate

The tiny independent film became a critical and box office hit by introducing mainstream audiences to a transgender hero. It fictionalized the true story of the brutal murder of Brandon Teena.

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Sculptor Mark Di Suvero Creates Joy Out Of Steel

Suvero's acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center.

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John Le Carré Fears For The Future In 'Agent Running In The Field'

Decades ago, Le Carré worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espionage thrillers.

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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris

The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.

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'Modern Love' Is An Uneven Tour Of New York Romance

Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.

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Who Watches This 'Watchmen?' I Will, And You Should

Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.

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18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan Stories'

Christine Coulson has written her debut novel about the hidden life of the place where she worked for 25 years: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Term In College Admissions Scandal

Huffman must also pay a $30,000 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked the height of her fame.

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Harold Bloom, A Rare Best-Selling Literary Critic, Dies At 89

Over a redoubtable career, Bloom wrote scores of books, edited many more and irritated innumerable intellectuals. He died Monday in New Haven, Conn.

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