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Friday, August 31, 2012

15 Must-Read Fall Books



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August 31

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BOOKS
Fall's Big Reads
Publishers are soon rolling out their heavy hitters, and what a lineup it is. From Salman Rushdie's years in hiding to Tom Wolfe's first novel in eight years and Michael Chabon's portrait of Oakland to Zadie Smith's return to London, we pick 15 must-have books.
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ART
The Myth of Marilyn
A fascinating exhibition currently running at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence explores how Monroe developed her distinctive wiggle. Hint: It's actually not all in the shoes.
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TELEVISION
Mayim Bialik's Back!
A scientist who loves playing one on television, the 'Blossom' star is nominated for her first Emmy for her role in 'The Big Bang Theory.' Bialik chats about how the industry has changed, her family life—and the hand injury that's keeping her character away from the harp.
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Eastwood completely upended and redefined how he'll be remembered by younger and future generations."

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MUSIC
Song of Summer Face-Off
How does Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" stack up against the biggest hit of a decade ago, Nelly's "Hot in Herre"? Chris Lee's side-by-side comparison lays bare the music industry's seismic changes over 10 years.
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FASHION
Ann Romney: The Lady in Red
Before Clint went off the deep end, all eyes were on Ann Romney and her red dress at the Republican National Convention. Robin Givhan writes that the simple Oscar de la Renta frock was pitch perfect—even if her speech was not.
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