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The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The long-defunct Impulse Records is staking its future on pianist Henry Butler. The label relaunches this month, for a second time, with a collaboration between Butler and trumpeter Steven Bernstein.

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Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored'

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bill Hillmann, a writer from Chicago, contributed to the book Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. He was gored at this year's running of the bulls in that city, but says he plans to return.

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Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This spring, the river's final stretch flowed freely for the first time in 50 years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to writer Rowan Jacobsen about his paddling trip down the temporarily-restored delta.

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Chrissie Hynde Steps Out, But She's Not Alone

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.

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'Fightshark' Recounts His Struggles, In Kickboxing And Beyond

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mark Miller chose his nickname because when he smells blood, he attacks. His new memoir, Pain Don't Hurt, tells of the heart surgery and alcohol problems that temporarily derailed his fighting career.

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Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we can't always change difficult circumstances, but it is possible to change the way we experience them. That can start with a simple exercise.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."

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A Marriage In Crisis Is The Model For This 'Drawing'

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Robin Black's Life Drawing follows an artist couple working through the pain of a past betrayal. "It's ... a fascinating subject," Black says. "Who stays together and how do they manage it?"

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The History And Meaning Of Boy Bands

Friday, July 11, 2014

As long as there are teenage girls going through huge emotional changes, there will be groups of four to six young men singing pop songs to them (and sometimes dancing).

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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer, Kenyan artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.

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For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake

Friday, July 11, 2014

Kai Leigh Harriott was paralyzed by a stray bullet when she was 3. Her sister, Aja David, was baby-sitting her at the time. The incident was tragic, but it also strengthened their connection.

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Miranda Lambert And The Soft Side Of Tough

Friday, July 11, 2014

With a catalog of songs heavy on revenge, guns, cigarettes and beer, Lambert has painted herself as one of country's bad girls. Her new album, Platinum, shows a more vulnerable side.

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'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.

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Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The men quoted in the story by reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtuza Hussain say they were targeted because they were Muslims. But it is unclear why they were targeted.

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What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

What are the biggest sources of stress in Americans' lives? How does stress affect us? What do we do in response? Ask our panel of experts about our recent poll and get stress management tips.

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Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.

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Richard Dreyfuss' Kids Revisit 'Jaws,' Conclude It Makes No Sense

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Emily and Ben Dreyfuss recently reviewed the film in which their dad plays a biologist hunting a shark. In addition to finding it totally ridiculous, they realized there's a lot they misremembered.

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Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was

Monday, July 07, 2014

Marvin Ramos' father says Ramos ruined his life by having a child at 17. But while he struggles, Ramos, now 18, is determined to be an active part of his daughter's life.

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We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

Monday, July 07, 2014

Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.

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