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Top Picks: 'The Adventures of Tintin,' Philip Glass's opera 'Satyagraha,' and more

Bruce Springsteen mixes genres on a new album, Cooking Light reveals the 41 most common cooking mistakes, Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' offers a more male-based cast, and more top picks.

In this Feb. 26 file photo, Esperanza Spalding arrives before the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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Power swans

If you like ballet but wish there were simply a few more men on stage, check out another modern classic, Matthew Bourne's re-interpretation of the iconic Swan Lake, best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing all-male cohort. This will come via satellite to theaters around the world on March 20. Check for locations.

How to cook smart

Cooking Light magazine has written a list of the top 41 cooking mistakes even the most seasoned veterans make in the kitchen, with tips on how to correct them. The most frequent? Not tasting as you go. (Baking chocolate-chip cookies just got a lot better.) See the list at

Rock 'N' economics

On Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen does something he hasn’t done before – combines rock, gospel, folk, and country sounds to create a powerful, foot-tapping mix. He’s used these genres before, but never all on one record. As always, he is the voice of the 99 percent, singing about the distance between the American dream and reality. The album has a different cast of musicians and doesn’t feature the E Street Band, although some members participated. Characteristically, he leaves us with a sense of hope, not despair.  

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