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'Karen Memory' Builds Up A Good Head Of Steam

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:07am

Elizabeth Bear's new novel makes thoughtful use of steampunk elements in a lively tale of brothel inhabitants defending their house against a rival — and in the process uncovering a political plot.

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'Funny Girl' Is A Book Made For Binge-Watching

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:03am

Yes, you read that right. Nick Hornby's charming, light yet thoughtful tale of the creative team behind a fictional BBC sitcom in the 1960s takes the pejorative sting out of the word "heartwarming."

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'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:19pm

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.

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The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:07pm

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.

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Bradley Cooper: 'Sniper' Controversy Distracts From Film's Message About Vets

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:44pm

As the film's depiction of the Iraq War has come under scrutiny, Cooper, who portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, says the discussion is moving away from "the fact that 22 vets commit suicide each day."

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Oprah Winfrey And 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Team Up For A Series

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:33pm

One of the most powerful people in television is teaming up with a top-notch film (and TV) director to create a new series based on the novel Queen Sugar.

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Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:53pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit a cat cafe in New York. That's like a regular cafe, but with cats — and the people who love them.

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:43am

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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