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3:38pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Author Interviews

'Blown Covers': Not Ready For The Newsstand

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:50 am

Abrams Books

This week's cover of the New Yorker magazine is a witty drawing by artist Chris Ware of a playground full of young children and their watchful parents. One woman wheels her son in a stroller, only to see that all the other parents are men. The image is called "Mother's Day."

But for all the memorable New Yorker covers out there, an equally large number of covers didn't make it to the newsstand. They were not quite on the money — or were sometimes a little too coarsely on the money.

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1:22pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Monkey See

DVD Picks: 'Pillow Talk'

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 9:44 am

Pillow Talk stars Doris Day (above) and Rock Hudson as a pair of strangers who butt heads and fall in love on a shared telephone line.
Universal Pictures

Time for another home-viewing recommendation from film critic Bob Mondello. This week, Bob's listening in on Rock Hudson and Doris Day as they make a bit of Pillow Talk.

What happens when the Girl Next Door meets Mr. Beefcake? It's instant chemistry, albeit of the explosive sort — think Mentos and Diet Coke.

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3:54pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Monkey See

Can The Networks Ever Create Another Night Of 'Must-See TV'?

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:34 pm

Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer appear in the baby birth episode of NBC's Friends.
AP

4:17pm

Sun April 29, 2012
Around the Nation

A Broken City: Remembering The L.A. Riots

Originally published on Sun April 29, 2012 4:48 pm

Twenty years later, first-person accounts of the Los Angeles riots from Angelenos Titus Murphy, Ted Soqui and Rhonda Mitchell, who first told their stories to L.A. Magazine.

9:03am

Sun April 29, 2012
Music Interviews

Marvin Sapp: Surviving Loss, 'Keeping It Moving'

Originally published on Sun April 29, 2012 4:48 pm

Marvin Sapp's new album is titled I Win.
Courtesy of the artist

"Never Would Have Made It" is the biggest gospel hit of the past decade, and the man who sings it, Marvin Sapp, is quite possibly the biggest name in gospel today — a development that still surprises the Michigan pastor.

"I'm blown away by how that song has had the impact that it has had on so many people," Sapp tells NPR's Guy Raz. "All of us, I've learned, have gone through 'never would have made it' moments, and that's the reason why I believe that it resonates so strongly in so many people's lives."

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