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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tony Curtis, the golden boy of the silver screen, tells us about living through Hollywood’s heyday. Also, States of the Union is all about Ohio, one of the most hotly contested battleground states in this election. Find out what credit derivatives are, and how they're affecting the financial crisis. Plus, John Updike!

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Tony Curtis and John Updike

Tony Curtis, American Prince

Tony Curtis was the golden boy of the silver screen. He tells us what it was like to live through Hollywood’s heyday, why he said that kissing Marilyn Monroe was like kissing Hitler, and lots more. His new memoir is American Prince.

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States of the Union: Ohio

Ohio decided the presidential race in 2004. We find out why the Buckeye State could be decisive again this year and what issues the candidates are talking about as they campaign across Ohio. Plus, a look at the recent controversy over the voter rolls and what role it could play ...

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The $58 Trillion in the Room

Find out what credit derivatives really are, and how they’ve affected Wall Street during the current financial crisis. Jesse Eisinger is senior writer and Wall Street columnist for Conde Nast, and author of "The $58 Trillion in the Room" for Portfolio magazine.

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John Updike: The Widows of Eastwick

John Updike revisits the Witches of Eastwick. In The Widows of Eastwick, the sequel to his 1984 novel, the three divorcees - now widows – return to the coastal Rhode Island town they once lived in and must cope with guilt and old age.

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ANNE MENDELSON'S MILK RECIPES

 

“CORN KEES”
(GUJARATI STOVETOP CORN PUDDING)

Excerpted from Milk by Anne Mendelson Copyright © 2008 by Anne Mendelson. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing ...

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