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Middle East

U.S. Policy on Syria: An Inside View

State Department representative Elizabeth Dibble is the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Dibble addresses the question of the U.S. State Department policy toward Syria and Lebanon.

U.S. Policy on Syria: An Inside View

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Music Articles

Sounds of Old L.A. Jazz on 'Pachuco'

Rock critic Ed Ward finds a forgotten chapter of American pop history: the 1940s sound of East Los Angeles. Hear original recordings of vintage Latin music collected on the new CD Pachuco Boogie, from Arhoolie Records.

Sounds of Old L.A. Jazz on 'Pachuco'

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Books

Understanding Birdsong — and Its Fans

Donald Kroodsma is a renowned specialist in the interpretation of bird songs. His new book, The Singing Life of Birds, describes how birds communicate and why. But Kroodsma is also the subject of another book — about those who listen to birds.

Understanding Birdsong — and Its Fans

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Monday

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Music

Faithfull's Return to Music — and Her Past, Part II

Marianne Faithfull has a new CD out with songs written by PJ Harvey. The music is the latest from Faithfull, who had a hit with the 1964 song "As Tears Go By" — before the Rolling Stones made their version.

Faithfull's Return to Music — and Her Past, Part II

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Producer-Director Paul Haggis

Several years ago, Haggis optioned the F.X. Toole book that was to become the Academy Award winning film Million Dollar Baby, for which he wrote the screenplay and produced. His film Crash, about racial tension in Los Angeles, is set for release in 2005.

Producer-Director Paul Haggis

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Book Reviews

Anne Lamott's 'Further Thoughts on Faith'

Maureen Corrigan says Anne Lamott's Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith continues her meditations on spirituality with a series of short essays. Corrigan says she's not preaching just to the choir, taking a "screwball approach to soul searching."

Anne Lamott's 'Further Thoughts on Faith'

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