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Hello Kitty: A Marketing Sensation Grows Up

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Shaken and Stirred by the Music of Pink Martini

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Influential DJ John Peel Dies

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New York's Deepest Subway Station

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'Hearts and Minds' Returns to Big Screen

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Playing a 'Genius': Jamie Foxx Takes on Ray Charles

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Cartoonist Gahan Wilson

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