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  • 3:24pm Mar 14, 2013
    National National Books Arts

    Jake Tapper Takes A Host Chair At CNN

    The veteran reporter has recently moved from ABC News to CNN where he now hosts his own show and serves as Chief Washington Correspondent. In Part II of this interview, Tapper talks about fact-checking the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and blow back from the White House after asking tough questions.
  • Water pouring from a bottle into a glass.
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    1:16pm Mar 13, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    A Young Man Gets 'Filthy Rich' Boiling, Bottling Tap Water

    Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia explores life in the modern megalopolis and the growing scarcity of clean water. In search of his fortune, Hamid's protagonist lands on a scam to boil and sell tap water as bottled mineral water in a novel that takes inspiration from self-help books.
  • 2:19pm Mar 12, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    'Lean In': Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has drawn a lot of attention with her "sort of a feminist manifesto" Lean In. Critic Maureen Corrigan finds that much of the book is bland, but toward the end, Sandberg's intellectual charisma breaks through.
  • James Franco stars as the Wizard of Oz before the Wizard meets Dorothy in Oz the Great and Powerful.
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    1:34pm Mar 08, 2013
    Arts Arts

    'Oz': Neither Great Nor Powerful

    There are three reasons to see this prequel to the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz: the trio of witches played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. But James Franco, who stars as the wizard-in-the-making, disappoints — and the film as a whole is a bit snoozy.