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Oblivion

Oblivion

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Movies | Life on post-apocalyptic Earth is a mixed bag for Jack Harper (Tom Cruise). By day, he’s a fighter pilot/mechanic designated with protecting a fleet of…

Notable Books

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Books | Four books spotlighting new beginnings

Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty

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Television | Deep in the duck blinds of Louisiana, there lives a clan of burly men and their devoted wives and children. Should you stumble upon them Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

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Movies | It’s turn-of-the-20th-century Kansas, and Oz The Great and Powerful (James Franco), the Harry Houdini of middle America, is up to his usual…

Nashville

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Television | Now in its second season, ABC’s romantic comedy Nashville (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Eastern) may not be burning up the charts, but it is turning heads. In many ways…

Notable Books

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Books | Four nonfiction books

The Impossible

The Impossible

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Movies | Chasing beach balls across the sand, sipping bubbly drinks by a sparkling pool—suddenly the power goes out in your hotel, and a distant rumble turns to a…

Surrender the Secret

Surrender the Secret

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Television | Vanessa, a wife and mother of four, seems guarded and nervous as she sits in the driver’s seat, her eyes focused ahead as she merges into traffic. The…

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

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Movies | Two lovers lie in blooming grass and sunlight, in the springtime of their adulterous affair. It is hours before nightfall, before the violent grasping for fig…

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

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Movies | After a provoking day under the shadow of Fix-It Felix Jr., hammer-handed video game villain Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) sets out to prove he’s not the…

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

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Television | U.S. viewers who love Downton Abbey might be surprised to learn that another BBC series, Call the Midwife , eclipsed it last spring in the U.K. and is now on PBS.

Elementary

Elementary

By Emily Whitten
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Television | Keen powers of deduction, razor-sharp wit, and fine British sensibilities—just a few reasons Sherlock Holmes became a household name, and why CBS hopes its…

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