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Comedian Don Rickles, Merciless 'Merchant Of Venom,' Dies At 90

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:31pm

The famed insult comic and showbiz veteran worked well into his 80s. At his prime, Hollywood elites like his friend Frank Sinatra considered it an honor to be roasted by Rickles.

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'Tell Me How It Ends' Offers A Moving, Humane Portrait Of Child Migrants

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:07am

Valeria Luiselli's new book is based on her experiences working as an interpreter for Central American child migrants seeking entry to the U.S. Critic John Powers calls it "fair minded and expansive."

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In WWI Trenches, Instant Coffee Gave Troops A Much-Needed Boost

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:10am

One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.

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Rich, Colorful 'Afar' Reimagines The Magical Girl

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:00am

Leila del Duca and Kit Seaton's new novel follows a young girl in a richly-imagined North Africa-flavored fantasy world, who discovers she has the power to dream herself into different bodies.

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For A Small State, Vermont Sure Has A Lot Of Speech Bubbles

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:00am

Vermont is the only state that consistently appoints cartoonist laureates as a ceremonial position that promotes the art of cartooning.

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The Picture Book Behind The New Movie 'Boss Baby'

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:00am

Before the new animated film was a box-office hit, it was a beloved children's book.

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A Look Back As The Asian Underground Turns 20

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:01am

This new sound became "trendy" in Great Britain. The mainstream media lapped it, and Billboard declared "British Asian Scene on Brink of Mainstream," as it tried to normalize the movement.

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