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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Monday, October 27, 2014

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

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No Shame: Glen Campbell Documentary Follows Singer's Goodbye Tour

Monday, October 27, 2014

I'll Be Me follows the musician, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, on his final tour. The country-singing pop star faces his illness with humor, with the help of supportive audiences.

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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Films

Monday, October 27, 2014

The author of L.A. Confidential discusses his favorite flicks, including a 1963 Akira Kurosawa film he says may be the greatest crime movie he's ever seen.

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Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide

Sunday, October 26, 2014

You know that opening riff to Led Zeppelin's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven"? It sounds very, very similar to the 1968 song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. A lawsuit about the issue is moving forward.

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From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"When I first saw him he had a little bit of eye movement and that was really the only way he could communicate," says Eric Sellers, who helped a patient use a brain-computer interface to communicate.

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'Gotham' Resurfaces Hollywood's Tricky History Of 'Painting Down'

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gotham has been one of the fall's most successful television debuts. But earlier this month the show found itself in hot water when it hired a white stuntwoman as a body double for a black guest star.

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Maya Beiser Shreds The Cello

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Beiser gives some of her favorite rock and blues numbers a modern cello workover on her new album, Uncovered.

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Your Halloween Soundtrack, From A Candy Frenzy To The Dance Of Death

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Music writer Colin Fleming exhumes some new Halloween music essentials.

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The Serious History Of Hocus Pocus In 'Penguin Book Of Witches'

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Colonial America, a witch was not a Halloween costume, but a criminal. NPR's Rachel Martin revisits this moment in history with Katherine Howe, editor of the new Penguin Book of Witches.

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Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles' masterpiece apart and see how it works.

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No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

Saturday, October 25, 2014

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.

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Cartoonist Looks Back On Career Built On Unnerving Visions

Saturday, October 25, 2014

As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such "apparitions."

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After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was 19 when he was killed by an IED; he was the only member of his platoon who didn't come home from Iraq. Since then, his fellow Marines have grown close to his parents.

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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.

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The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.

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Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Marriage

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.

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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

Friday, October 24, 2014

In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

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