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Friday, December 19, 2008

Get some book gift ideas! The editor of the New York Times Book Review shares his picks for the best and most notable books of 2008. Also: director Darren Aronofsky on his film "The Wrestler," and Laurent Cantet talks about his movie "The Class." Plus, Please Explain is all about baking.

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Darren Aronofsky and Laurent Cantet

Best Books of 2008

Get some holiday book gift ideas! Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review, shares his picks for the best and most notable books of 2008.

Weigh in: What books are on your wish list this holiday season?

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The Wrestler

Director Darren Aronofsky talks about the buzz surrounding his new film, "The Wrestler." It stars Mickey Rourke as a has-been fighter trying for a last shot at success.

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An Inner-City School in Paris

Laurent Cantet’s new film, “The Class,” follows a teacher’s efforts to cope with challenging students at an inner-city school in Paris. It’s gotten great reviews, and won the Palme D'Or at Cannes.

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Please Explain: Baking

‘Tis the season for holiday cookies, cakes, and pies. Find about the chemistry of baking, and why techniques and ingredients really do matter when creating the tastiest baked treats. Chef Katherine Alford is editor and Test Kitchen Director for the Food Network; Dorie Greenspan is a ...

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