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'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

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A new documentary, The Gospel According to André, digs into the colorful life of former Vogue fashion editor, French history expert and noted caftan enthusiast André Leon Talley.

'Get Something That No One Else Has Gotten', Says Photographer Mark Seliger

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Seliger has made portraits of actors, rock stars and presidents. The challenge, he says, is to "create something that's never been done before." A new book collects images from his last 30 years.

Saving 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Was Business, But The Love Of It Is Real

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The roller-coaster experience of watching Fox's cop comedy knocked off and then revived had a lot to do with boring business concepts. But the people who love it desperately have good reasons.

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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

In her debut novel, former cellist Aja Gabel follows four musicians as they come together and entertain ambitions to strike out on their own — on and off stage.

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Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

The Baltimore Museum of Art is selling off part of its collection — including works by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg — to fund the purchase of more work by women and artists of color.

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The Vast And Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

Maxim Loskutoff's collection of short stories picks at the tensions between city and country among everyday Westerners — who find themselves living among heavily-armed separatist militias.

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New York's Spring Art Auctions Have Seen Some Yawns And Some Records

Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses in New York have been holding their spring auctions and such well-known names as Monet have set records. There have also been surprises.

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HBO's 'Fahrenheit 451' Is Halting, Never Catches Fire

Director/co-writer Ramin Bahrani makes changes big and small to Ray Bradbury's dystopian tale. They help it resonate with our current moment — but make it even more bluntly polemical.

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Blimps Full Of Money And 30 Other Sports Hypotheticals In 'Upon Further Review'

Mike Pesca's new book imagines 31 counterfactual "what if" hypotheticals in sports, from home runs taken off the board to a boycott of the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany.

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Tom Wolfe, Best-Selling Author And Genre-Breaking Journalist, Dies At 88

The author of Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff used to give himself a quota of 10 triple-spaced pages per day. He also experimented with literary techniques in his non-fiction.

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'Vida' Brings 2 Sisters Back To Their Old Neighborhood

The new Starz half-hour drama tells the story of two young women who learn a lot about their mother when they go home to deal with the consequences of her death.

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'Hair' At 50: Going Gray, But Its Youthful Optimism Remains Bouncy And Full-Bodied

Bob Mondello says the musical looked — and sounded — much different than anything Broadway had ever seen, and helped secure a place for rock music on the Great White Way.

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

Dave Zirin's new biography portrays a black liberation activist with a conservative streak, a man with an alleged history of violence against women and maybe the greatest running back in NFL history.

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