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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

2 hours 11 min ago

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

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'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

November 27, 2014 - 4:18pm

A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.

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Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

November 27, 2014 - 4:18pm

The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. "I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade," says director Jennifer Kent.

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The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

November 27, 2014 - 4:18pm

Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

November 27, 2014 - 12:12pm

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

November 27, 2014 - 12:12pm

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

November 27, 2014 - 9:00am

The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

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Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.

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Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

November 26, 2014 - 10:13am

Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.

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North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

November 26, 2014 - 7:03am

Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

November 26, 2014 - 5:13am

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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Gluten-Free? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

November 26, 2014 - 4:16am

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

November 25, 2014 - 6:15pm

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

November 25, 2014 - 6:15pm

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.

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Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

November 25, 2014 - 5:08pm

Years after her grandfather's death, Sarah Wildman discovered letters from a young woman he'd left behind in Vienna in the 1930s. So Wildman set out to find her grandfather's true love.

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Lions, Pianos And Boomboxes, Oh My: Movie Artifacts Hit The Auction Block

November 25, 2014 - 4:28pm

Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz, the piano from Casablanca, and Radio Raheem's boombox from Do the Right Thing are some of the pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that sold at auction Monday night in New York.

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

November 25, 2014 - 3:46pm

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.

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Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

November 25, 2014 - 12:13pm

Two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons, from Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

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