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"Rendez-Vous With Art" (Thames & Hudson), by Philippe de Montebello and Martin GayfordStendhal wrote about feeling faint in the presence of great art. Goethe said that merely knowing that a sculpture he admired could be created made him "twi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, though this time he hopes it's more conducive to making music.Seven years ago, Bell performed incognito for tips in a Washington subway station, but alm ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies."Hollywood Costume" opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. buildin ...more

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"The Glass Cage: Automation and Us" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by Nicholas CarrI haven't needed to memorize a phone number since I bought my first cellphone 15 years ago. Now I couldn't recall a single number, not even my mother's (sorry, mom). Af ...more

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"Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Paul TherouxThe title piece of Paul Theroux's new short story collection, "Mr. Bones," is a son's account of the conflicted time in the early 1950s when his father began practicing for ...more

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BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum.But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it's in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia sta ...more

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"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi KleinCutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in " ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the story collection "Godforsaken Idaho" has won a $25,000 prize.Shawn Vestal is the winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction. He was to receive the award Monday at a New York ceremony organized b ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — What perfect timing.An all-women sports show premieres Tuesday night after weeks of NFL domestic violence cases dominating the headlines. Co-coordinating producer Emilie Deutsch has spent a lot of time listening to that male bast ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — What perfect timing.An all-women sports show premieres Tuesday night after weeks of NFL domestic violence cases dominating the headlines. Co-coordinating producer Emilie Deutsch has spent a lot of time listening to that male bast ...more