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'Unforgivable Love' Resets Steamy 'Dangerous Liaisons' In 1940s Harlem
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'Unforgivable Love' Resets Steamy 'Dangerous Liaisons' In 1940s Harlem

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'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

"We don't read much Torah, but we've read every word Philip Roth ever wrote," says On the Media host Bob Garfield. "We don't necessarily even believe in God, but we believe deeply in lox and bagels."Adam Baker/Flickrhide caption

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'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

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Above The Ballet, Where The Tutus Are Made

New York City Ballet Director of Costumes Marc Happel and Draper Kellie Sheehan conduct a costume fitting with soloist Indiana Woodward for Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations, with costumes designed by Tsumori Chisato.Erin Baiano/Courtesy of New York City Ballethide caption

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Above The Ballet, Where The Tutus Are Made

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Not My Job: 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Gets Quizzed On Cookies
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Not My Job: 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Gets Quizzed On Cookies

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'Battle Of The Sexes' Poised To Be A Crowd-Pleaser All Over Again

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'Battle Of The Sexes' Revisits Billie Jean King's Historic Win Against Bobby Riggs

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NPR's Movie Preview: 16 New Films To Watch This Fall

(From left) Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name; Jason Mitchell in Mudbound; Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes; and Idris Elba in Molly's Game.61st BFI London Film Festival/ Steve Dietl, 61st BFI London Film Festival/ Melinda Sue Gordon, 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/ Courtesy of TIFFhide caption

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NPR's Movie Preview: 16 New Films To Watch This Fall

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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'Trophy' Reveals The Convoluted Economics Of African Big Game Hunting

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Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

"Equality cupcakes" by Georgetown Cupcakes are just one of several baked creations in support of same-sex marriage that were on display this week at the Chefs for Equality, a fundraising event for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.Kelly Jo Smart/NPRhide caption

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