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What's In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla's Iconic Sound

The roar in the 1954 original was the sound of a leather glove coated in pine-tar resin being dragged over a double bass. Each film since has tweaked the recipe.

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Revolution, Fatherhood And 'Five Years In The Middle East'

From 2008 to 2013, Nathan Deuel and his family lived in the Middle East. His new memoir about his experience is titled Friday Was the Bomb.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees
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Softballers Face A Fielder's Choice: When To Wear A Face Mask?
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South Pacific Overture Stage Door Orchestra

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A Big Break Realized Amid Fluorescent Lights and Slurpee Machines
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What's In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla's Iconic Sound
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Mind Your Own Business Hank Williams
Purity Shannon Hayes, Darol Anger et. al.