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The History And Meaning Of Boy Bands

New Edition performs in 1989. The Boston-based group was patterned on The Jackson 5 by producer Maurice Starr and went on to become the model for boy bands like New Kids on the Block. hide caption

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Men In America

The History And Meaning Of Boy Bands

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).

Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

A photo from 1969 shows Nashville Tennessean Editor John Seigenthaler as he testifies at a Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Seigenthaler died Friday at 86. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.

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

Apollo Omondi Omware couldn't find a white-collar job, so he created his own business, weaving baskets and training others to weave as well. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

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

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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