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A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

Saturday, March 21, 2015

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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'Still The King': A Tribute To An Icon Of Western Swing

Friday, March 20, 2015

Don Gonyea talks to Ray Benson, leader of the Austin-based band Asleep at the Wheel, about a new tribute to the late Bob Wills that features contributions by the musicians Wills helped inspire.

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Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Swedish singer says a conflicted relationship to her home country informs the sound of her music: "I don't feel free there, and that makes you write in a certain way."

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No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

Friday, March 20, 2015

How much does a bee sting hurt, exactly? How about a bullet ant bite? An entomologist has built an index ranking insect stings — after getting stung more than 1,000 times.

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Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

Friday, March 20, 2015

A mishap in the South African soprano's Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she's in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.

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'A Proud Walk': 3 Voices On The March From Selma To Montgomery

Friday, March 20, 2015

Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Ala., Martin Luther King Jr. called for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to the state. Three of them look back.

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In The Battle of Versailles, fashion critic Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?

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25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On March 18, 1990, robbers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Author Stephen Kurkjian explains why anyone would bother to steal work so priceless it couldn't be sold.

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Winning In Country Music, With No Help From Nashville

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.

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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

Monday, March 16, 2015

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.

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An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.

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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Diane Ruggiero-Wright was a full-time waitress in New Jersey when one of her patrons asked what she really wanted to be doing. She told him she was a writer — and it turned out he was a writer, too.

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Oboist Reclaims Mozart's Lost Contemporaries

Sunday, March 15, 2015

For the new album Lost and Found, a Berlin Philharmonic oboist unearthed concertos by fine but forgotten composers from Mozart's time.

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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In their new book, terrorism experts Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger say that the "projection of strength" has led to the rapid expansion of the self-declared Islamic State.

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What Glen Hansard Learned From His Friend Jason Molina

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Molina impressed Hansard in two ways: His songs were great, and he answered fan mail. Hansard discusses meeting the late songwriter and making a new tribute EP in his memory.

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When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Do They Use Them?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.

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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Films that focus on disability are frequently overlooked by festivals and audiences. Reelabilities, a 15-city festival, is bucking the trend, showcasing films by and about people with disabilities.

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'Windows' That Transform The World: Jane Hirshfield On Poetry

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In a "window moment," the poet says, a work shifts and expands: "By glancing for a moment at something else, the field of the poem becomes larger. What's in the room with the poem is bigger."

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