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How realistic is Hollywood's "The Martian"?

A NASA scientist tells CBS News what the upcoming Matt Damon movie gets right about life on the Red Planet

Jeb Bush, Stephen Colbert launch "Late Show" raffles

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Your chances of snagging a VIP ticket to the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" have just increased substantially

Director defends Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video

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​The director responds after some claimed Swift whitewashed her new music video based in Africa

Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser Invokes Fifth Amendment 400 Times in Deposition

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Michael Egan wouldn’t stand behind his allegations of abuse.

Three new comics added to "Daily Show"

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Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents.


Asking For It by Louise O'Neil – review

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‘This book is beautifully written and doesn’t hide away from harsh truths’Louise O’Neil tackles a very difficult subject in her brand new book – rape. ... more

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Lightless,’ About the Bratty Machine on a Spaceflight

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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Lightless,’ About the Bratty Machine on a Spaceflight
An egotistical computer is just one of the risks facing Althea, the heroine of this debut science fiction novel by C. A. Higgins.

Virgin Eyes: Just a Book? No, More Like a Trusty Companion

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Virgin Eyes: Just a Book? No, More Like a Trusty Companion
“Mystery Train” may be the best book ever written about rock music. Which isn’t far from saying it may be the best book ever written ... more

The Red Web by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan review – Russia’s attack on internet freedoms

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The Red Web by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan review – Russia’s attack on internet freedoms
A masterful study of the struggle between the Kremlin’s desire to control information and the unruly world of ordinary digital citizensTwo years have passed since ... more

Don DeLillo to receive National Book award for lifetime achievement

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Don DeLillo to receive National Book award for lifetime achievement
Author, praised for his insights into technology and terrorism, to received one of the highest accolades in American lettersDon DeLillo is pleased to receive an ... more

Life hack: Slice and cut a watermelon in seconds

published Wed, Aug 26 2015 13:49 GMT
Life hack: Slice and cut a watermelon in seconds
This simple technique will certainly help you save time when it comes to slicing and preparing a watermelon. Try it out at home! Credit to ... more

Mini pig can't contain his excitement for lettuce

published Wed, Aug 26 2015 13:48 GMT
Mini pig can't contain his excitement for lettuce
Pickle the Mini Pig loves to eat just about anything. Believe it or not, that includes healthy food like lettuce!         

Stunning Milky Way timelapse captured in Macedonia

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:41 GMT
Stunning Milky Way timelapse captured in Macedonia
Filmed from the Lakeview Hotel in Otesevo (Republic of Macedonia), this year's Astronomy Camp from the Skopje Astronomical Society managed to put together this breathtaking ... more

Hilarious Nutella high-five prank

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:41 GMT
Hilarious Nutella high-five prank
RobbyTv went around high-fiving people with Nutella on his hands, leading to some very interesting and priceless reactions. Check it out!         

New Yorkers react to proposed Times Square shutdown

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:40 GMT
New Yorkers react to proposed Times Square shutdown
To counteract the abundance of naked performers and costumed panhandlers, Mayor De Blasio announced he was open to the idea of closing the pedestrian square ... more

Stan Lee says 'Fantastic Four' flopped because he didn’t have a cameo

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Stan Lee says 'Fantastic Four' flopped because he didn’t have a cameo
Fantastic Four’s debut last month was, um, less than fantastic. Not only did it bomb at the box office and receive less-than-glowing reviews, but the ... more

Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks could leave Disney next year

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Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks could leave Disney next year
Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks may be looking for a new home. The company’s distribution deal with the Walt Disney Co., which has been in effect since 2009, will ... more

'Jack Reacher 2' starring Tom Cruise gets a release date

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'Jack Reacher 2' starring Tom Cruise gets a release date
Jack will be back in time for next Halloween. Paramount has announced the sequel to the 2012 Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher will hit screens Oct. ... more

Review: '7 Chinese Brothers': EW review

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Review: '7 Chinese Brothers': EW review
No matter how half-baked or inconsequential the film, the presence of Jason Schwartzman is usually enough to guarantee that there’s at least one thing worth ... more

Dean Jones, The Love Bug and That Darn Cat actor, dies at 84

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Dean Jones, The Love Bug and That Darn Cat actor, dies at 84
Dean Jones, the genial star of such Disney family films as The Love Bug, That Darn Cat!, and The Shaggy D.A., died of complications from ... more

New Music: Review: ‘Thunderbitch’ Features Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

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New Music: Review: ‘Thunderbitch’ Features Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
This side project finds Ms. Howard in typically volcanic form, in deep devotion to rootsy rock ’n’ roll.

Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership

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Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership
The Midtown Manhattan supper club will be renamed Feinstein’s/54 Below, with the singer and pianist to appear there appear twice annually.

Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution Hall

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Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution Hall
For years, the historic Washington High School building in the Buckman neighborhood lacked an identity, but in April 2015, it became Revolution Hall, a new ... more

ArtsBeat: Ailing Baritone Will Return to the Met

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ArtsBeat: Ailing Baritone Will Return to the Met
The baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who is being treated for a brain tumor, will return to the stage for three coming Met performances of Verdi’s “Il ... more

The National Music Museum, an Unlikely Eden in South Dakota

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The National Music Museum, an Unlikely Eden in South Dakota
Despite obstacles of geography and money, this university museum has amassed an astonishing world-class collection.

Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership

published about 4 hours ago
Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership
The Midtown Manhattan supper club will be renamed Feinstein’s/54 Below, with the singer and pianist to appear there appear twice annually.

Review: ‘Our Last Game,’ the Ultimate Locker Room Pep Talk

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Review: ‘Our Last Game,’ the Ultimate Locker Room Pep Talk
Ed Schmidt, a playwright who is also a varsity coach at the Trinity School on the Upper West Side, portrays dynamics of the team and ... more

ArtsBeat: London Theater Journal: Rehab and Resistance

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ArtsBeat: London Theater Journal: Rehab and Resistance
A review of Duncan Macmillan’s new play “People, Places and Things.”

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Focuses on Diversity

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Focuses on Diversity
The troupe has dedicated itself to community outreach and “color-conscious” casting.

ArtsBeat: Shakespeare Gets Hip-Hop Treatment With App

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ArtsBeat: Shakespeare Gets Hip-Hop Treatment With App
Royal Shakespeare Company has created “RE: Shakespeare,” an app with Samsung that remixes Shakespeare through a hip-hop lens.

Channel 12 anchor Ruiz talks pronunciation

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Channel 12 anchor Ruiz talks pronunciation
News anchor Vanessa Ruiz, who joined Channel 12 (KPNX) this summer, caused a commotion this week.         

Don’t miss these Phoenix First Friday exhibits, events

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Don’t miss these Phoenix First Friday exhibits, events
Ten shows and events, including “Border of Dreams” and “Sex, Cars and Crows.”         

Can't-miss Phoenix First Friday events

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Can't-miss Phoenix First Friday events
Ten shows and events, including “Border of Dreams” and “Sex, Cars and Crows.”         

Corner Dining: I-17 and Bell Road

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Corner Dining: I-17 and Bell Road
From savory brisket to sweet treats, there’s a lot to satisfy at Phoenix’s I-17 Bell Plaza.         

Anchor Fay Fredricks moves to Channel 15

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Anchor Fay Fredricks moves to Channel 15
The news anchor had been with Channel 12 since 2001.         

A Dancer Not Short on Moves

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A Dancer Not Short on Moves
Joey Navedo’s athletic dancing at clubs got him a job — as a dancer.

Television: ‘Arthur & George’ Makes Sherlock Holmes’s Creator the Detective

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Television: ‘Arthur & George’ Makes Sherlock Holmes’s Creator the Detective
This adaptation of Julian Barnes’s factual novel unveils Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s personal life.

ArtsBeat: ‘The Daily Show’ Announces Three New Correspondents

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Daily Show’ Announces Three New Correspondents
Ronny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr. and Desi Lydic will join the Comedy Central news satire.

Snapshot: Jessica Raine, a Star of ‘Call the Midwife,’ on Returning to the ’50s With Agatha Christie

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Snapshot: Jessica Raine, a Star of ‘Call the Midwife,’ on Returning to the ’50s With Agatha Christie
The actress, who portrayed Jenny Lee in “Midwife,” was told by a drama teacher that she should expect to be cast in modern roles.

ArtsBeat: Paula Deen and a Train Hero Join ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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ArtsBeat: Paula Deen and a Train Hero Join ‘Dancing With the Stars’
“Dancing With the Stars” announces the full cast of its 21st season.