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Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation  |   

Valeria Luiselli, who was born in Mexico City and lives now in Harlem, released two slim, multinational books this year: the essay collection Sidewalks and her time-jumping novel Faces In The Crowd.

Desperate To Speak: How Emily Blunt Found Her Voice  |   

The actress stars in the new film Into The Woods, in theaters Thursday. On screen she's a natural. But as a kid, she had a stutter so severe she could hardly say her own name.

The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America  |   

A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.

Listen: The Not-So-True Story Of Santa's Naughty-Or-Nice Division  |   

So how does Santa know when you're awake? Our audio holiday card (fictionally) tells you how the North Pole operates — amid office politics, ethical conundrums and hours of surveillance video.

In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job  |   

The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.

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