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Cold-Open Action Scenes, Bob Dylan and the Nine-Figure Club

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And... Action: On the heels of the new Bond movie, Vulture ranks the 25 best cold-open action sequences in film history.

This American Life: NPR considers how TV is redefining whom we think of as “American.”

Take a Puff: Behold, the perfect puffer vest for every wintry occasion.

Tangled Up in Blue: The New Yorker’s editor (and outspoken Bob Dylan fanatic) examines the musician’s most intense period of inspiration and creativity.

Artful Dodger: A piece by early 20th-century painter Amedeo Modigliani sold for $170.4 million last night, becoming the 10th work of art to join the nine-figure club.

In Other Art News...: Jimmy Kimmel checks out the, err, strange artwork hanging in Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s house.

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