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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story  |   

"All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'  |   

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.

Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?  |   

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

Like Ham? There's A Festival For That In French Basque Country  |   

The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.

Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In 'Fading Gigolo'  |   

Bob Mondello reviews the new Fading Gigolo, a surprisingly sweet dramedy in which John Turturro plays the gigolo, Woody Allen plays his pimp, and things don't go nearly as wrong as they could.

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