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Arts in the Afternoon: The Living Obituary

2:38 PM, Apr 25, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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The love affair of Martin Amis and Christopher Hitchens continues. Amis has a long piece in the Guardian, discussing life and death, everything from the Hitch's way with women to his (unfortunate) love of puns. "The rebel is in fact a very rare type. In my whole life I have known only two others, both of them novelists (my father, up until the age of about 45; and my friend Will Self)."

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Barnes and Noble's NookColor now has more features. A software update gives owners of eReader the ability to check email, download applications, and access web sites with Abobe Flash.

Will Paula Abdul return to a judges' chair beside Simon Cowell? Here, he talks about the upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor.

One of the first 3-D adult films has beaten the box office record set by Avatar in Hong Kong.

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