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Julie Taymor on ‘Spider-Man’ and her new Shakespeare adaptation

In this extended web version, Alison Stewart interviews Julie Taymor about her new productions of Broadway’s “Spider-Man” and new movie, “The Tempest.”

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An American in Buenos Aires

Benjamin Kunkel exploded onto the literary scene in 2005 with his debut novel, “Indecision.” Jeanne Park spoke with him in Buenos Aires about his forthcoming projects, the global sovereign debt crisis and his adopted country‚Äôs love affair with psychoanalysis.

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Undead men walking

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” proves that zombies and cable TV are a perfect match.

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Taking aim: Highlights from Art Basel

From the black market of Bogota where guns are currency to the fractured political “puzzle” of Israel, here are five standout works of social commentary found amid the array of dazzling art at Art Basel in Miami.

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The art of Guy Bourdin

A new book and exhibit revisit the legacy of a master photographer. Samuel Bourdin, the artist’s son, spoke with Need to Know for this audio slideshow.

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Audio Slideshow: The art of Guy Bourdin

Samuel Bourdin discusses his father’s photographs and legacy.

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Excerpt: ‘Kingdom Under Glass’

“Kingdom Under Glass” is the epic tale of Carl Akeley, the taxidermist-artist who created the famed dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Keys to the kingdom: The story of a revolutionary taxidermist

The world’s most famous taxidermist, Carl Akeley hunted, sculpted, advanced photography and practically invented the modern natural history museum. Author Jay Kirk talks about this man of the Gilded Age.

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Conan, cyberhero, back on the medium that shunned him

From TV to Internet and back again, is Conan’s triumphant return to late night a victory for underdogs or over them? And will it matter?