Silent Night Dave Brubeck
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Christmas Break: Relaxing Jazz for the Holidays
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Eastern Promises/Anna Khitrova Howard Shore
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Compared to What Les McCann
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Swiss Movement
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Frosty the Snowman Harry Connick, Jr.
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Harry for the Holidays
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Jingle Bells Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
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Yule B Swingin' Too
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There Will Be Blood/Proven Lands Original Soundtrack
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Book Reviews

Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 women who have been sent to a prison camp after various sex scandals. Critic John Powers calls The Natural Way of Things a ferocious novel.

Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

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Television

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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Music Reviews

R&B Singer Maxwell Is Majestic — And Vulnerable — On 'blackSUMMERS'night'

Maxwell creates an atmosphere of free-floating sensuality on his new album. Critic Ken Tucker says the record is "dreamy and roomy enough to accommodate a wide array of emotions."

R&B Singer Maxwell Is Majestic — And Vulnerable — On 'blackSUMMERS'night'

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

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