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  • The Top 7 Christie News Dumps of All Time

    Late on Fridays, just as reporters are heading home for the weekend, the Christie administration has a knack for releasing bad news. Here are seven notable times this has happened.

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  • Punk Icon Patti Smith Releases Second Memoir, 'M Train'

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    Singer Patti Smith's latest book is a poetic, free flowing memoir called M Train. In 2010, her memoir Just Kids — about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe — won the National Book Award.

  • Behind Lyndon Johnson's 'Deep Sympathy for Mexicans'

    The Takeaway

    Fifty years ago this month, President Johnson signed legislation opening the country to more Latino immigrants, something he'd championed since his days as a schoolteacher in Texas.


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  • 'This Is Not Over,' S.C. Governor Says Of Historic Rain And Flooding

    Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.

  • Inside Russia's Military Strategy in Syria

    The Takeaway

    Over the weekend, in defense of President Bashar-al Assad, the Russian military continued its air campaign in Syria.

  • Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine

    The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.

  • New York's Bus Terminal: Overcrowded, Fragile and Largely Ignored

    Buses move more people into the city from New Jersey each morning than NJ Transit trains do. But they don't have any good place to drop them off.

  • North Korea Releases Detained NYU Student To South Korea

    North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a "great event."

Arts and Culture

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  • Better Chemistry Through Beauty

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    Chemical Bouillon uses their chemistry set to make swirling, dripping, entrancing works of art.

  • How A Show About Zombies Looks At Legacies Of Real Violence

    Fear the Walking Dead is telling a story not often explored on prime-time television: generational rifts over the violence that immigrant parents have experienced.

  • Sex, Drugs, and Chrissie Hynde

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    In her new memoir, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde reveals just how much sex, drugs, and rock and roll it took to become one of rock’s baddest women. Turns out: no more than anyone else. 

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  • Sawdust to Music

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    A new classical music performance space has opened in a former sawdust factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Q2 was there to capture last night's debut show.

Tech and Media

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  • Hillary Clinton Embraces Her Image On 'Saturday Night Live'

    With the Democratic primary race tougher than the front-runner might have expected, Clinton confronted several of her flaws on SNL. But maybe not the most significant ones.

  • Reducing Yourself To a Sheet or Two of Paper

    Money Talking

    What if resume-writing wasn't a soul-crushing activity?

  • Welcome to 'Only Human'

    Only Human

    A deaf composer gets a shot at hearing again. A woman forgoes her usual treatment. Our host goes through pregnancy and chemotherapy. Listen to a sneak preview of the podcast.

Music for your day

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  • Yo La Tengo On World Cafe

    The beloved indie-rock band plays songs from Stuff Like That There, recorded live in Philadelphia.

  • Marrow: Setting the Standard with Revitalized Rock


    Made of former members of Chicago's Kids These Days, Marrow performs their unique indie rock live in the studio. 

  • Weekly Music Roundup: From Rome to Michigan to Algiers


    This week, we jump on the papal bandwagon; also a favorite Radiolab collaborator; and the next Lorde – maybe.

  • Baio: A Vampire Goes Dancing


    The Vampire Weekend bassist reveals his dancier, croonier side in a live studio performance.

  • Seinabo Sey: At Home Anywhere, Ruling Airwaves Everywhere


    The singer and songwriter of Swedish and Gambian descent visits the Soundcheck studio to talk about a global childhood and her forthcoming record. 

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