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Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Amalie Bruun is Danish-born musician who grew up playing classical violin and piano. It didn't take long, though, before she was introduced to a more aggressive style of music, for which the Scandinavian region is especially well known.

"When I heard black metal, I always say that I couldn't really ...

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Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ursula Le Guin has brought mainstream recognition to science fiction in a successful career that has endured for sixty years, with books that include The Left Hand of Darkness, Lavinia, and the Earthsea series for young readers.

She says she doesn't believe in a lot of do's and don'ts in ...

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'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

Saturday, August 29, 2015

FKA twigs, the singer and producer, left home at the age of 17 to become a dancer. She spent years dancing alongside pop stars in big-budget video before she realized she really wanted to make music – and now, she is. Her songs are a blend of electronic ...

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Republican rival Rick Perry. Clovis, a former radio talk show host and college professor, is an Iowan who has run ...

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

Friday, August 28, 2015

Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

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'It's Fun To Get A Little Deeper': Carly Rae Jepsen Walks The Pop-Star Tightrope

Thursday, August 27, 2015

When you have a hit like "Call Me Maybe," there's no escaping the pressure to follow strong. Jepsen says the moody shimmer of her new LP, Emotion, emerged only after she'd written more than 200 songs.

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From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey's Year Speaks For Itself

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The fighter has won her last three title bouts in under a minute, published a popular memoir and starred in two blockbuster films. All in a year's work for one of the most dominant athletes alive.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown' By Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The late Terry Pratchett wrote more than 40 books about the Discworld, a magical flat land borne through space on the backs of four elephants and a giant cosmic turtle. The Discworld is full of memorable characters: Werewolf constables, cunning rulers, snooty vampires, con men, trolls and dwarves and mystery-sausage ...

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Yo La Tengo: 'When We Let The World In, It Can Be So Profound'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The New Jersey band's members say their longevity comes from not projecting ideas onto themselves. Their new album, Stuff Like That There, features covers and reworked songs.

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Don't Panic About Stocks. It's Not 2008 All Over Again, Economist Says

Monday, August 24, 2015

Unlike 2008, the current turmoil didn't originate in the U.S., economist Austan Goolsbee notes. And this time, the economy is growing, banks aren't in danger and there's no credit crunch, he says.

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Chasing The Future, Diplo Makes The Hits Of Today

Monday, August 24, 2015

The DJ and producer is behind some of this summer's biggest songs, including Major Lazer's "Lean On." He says he's always looking for "something that you haven't heard before."

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Your Questions Answered About Europe's Migrant Crisis

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are more refugees in Europe today than at any other time since World War II. As record numbers of people flee violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as conflicts across North Africa, the most popular route to Europe is across the Aegean Sea to Greece.

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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how she sought comfort in TV during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx.

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Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.

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In 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off, Expect To Get An Apocalyptic Education

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Don't plan on seeing familiar faces in Fear the Walking Dead, the prequel to the hit series. Show-runner Dave Erickson says the new series offers a chance to see the apocalypse viewers missed.

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Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says

Sunday, August 23, 2015

One female developer says she hasn't faced much overt sexism in her 20-year career, but there's been lots of "casual exclusion" — like meetings held at strip clubs. It's hard to talk about, she says.

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After A Harrowing Bus Accident, Twin Shadow Is Back In The Saddle

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Singer and producer George Lewis Jr. recounts the crash that nearly killed him and his crew this spring. "It felt important" to return immediately to performing, he says.

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