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Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

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For Many Philadelphia Residents, Bill Cosby Is Still Their 'Hometown Boy'

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From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

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Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles

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Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

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Heartbeats The Knife
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Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

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