All Things Considered for August 10, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 10, 2012

David Rakoff, the author of Half Empty, Don't Get Too Comfortable and Fraud, was a frequent contributor to This American Life. He died Thursday at the age of 47. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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David Rakoff Saw The World In All Its Dark Beauty

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Echo Helen Jane Long
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Jan Lambchop
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Material Girl [Madonna] Henry Mancini
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Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa celebrates his gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke. He later admitted that he took extra dolphin kicks during his swim, a violation of the rules. Adam Pretty/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaming The Games: The Rules That Got Bent In London

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Layin' in the Cut James Carter
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Can NBC Get Its Fall Shows Into The Olympic Spotlight?

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Edith Wharton moved to Paris in the early 1900s. Not long after, in 1913, after her affair with Morton Fullerton had ended, she divorced her husband of more than 20 years. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University hide caption

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'Age Of Desire': How Wharton Lost Her 'Innocence'

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Baba Drame Bill Frisell
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Fumando Captain Planet

Sheik Ahmad Assir speaks to supporters at a tent encampment set up in protest against Hezbollah in Sidon, Lebanon. He accuses the Islamist militant group of using resistance against Israel as a smokescreen for another aim: advancing Iranian regional hegemony. Mohamad al-Baba/NPR hide caption

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Sunni Cleric Rises To Challenge Hezbollah In Lebanon

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Resurrection Megafaun
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Glückes Genug Jacques Loussier Trio
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U-Haul Breakdown New West Guitar Group

Spanglish, a mixture of English and Spanish, has been spoken for more than a century. A sign in Spanglish advertises a yard sale in Los Angeles in 2009. Aurelio Jose Barrera/Landov hide caption

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Puedes Believe It? Spanglish Gets In El Dictionary

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Lively Up Yourself Charlie Hunter Quartet
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