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Music Interviews

'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift

In an interview with NPR's Melissa Block, Swift addresses what's changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls that have always been her biggest supporters.

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Television

Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."

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Book News & Features

Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.

My Boo Usher & Alicia Keys 0:17

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Night Shot Polock 0:20

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I Love You (Verse) Gilad Edelman 0:28

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Cold Nites How to Dress Well 0:13

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Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss 1:29

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Theme from Halloween Los Straitjackets 0:56

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Tie Up My Hands Starsailor 0:33

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Witchcraft Gerry Beaudoin, Gerry Beaudoin & The Boston Jazz Ensemble et. al. 1:28

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All I Want Kodaline 0:10

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Out of the Woods Taylor Swift 0:10

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Fake Empire The National 0:43

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Givin Up Food for Jah The Lions 1:28

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Monster Mash Crab Corps 0:12

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Main Title Theme (Ghostbusters) Elmer Bernstein 0:55

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