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The Internet: A Series Of 'Tubes' (And Then Some)

What does the Internet look like? Journalist Andrew Blum decided to find out. His new book, Tubes, is a journey into the Internet's physical infrastructure — where our data is stored and transmitted.

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Emmanuelle Riva co-stars in the French film Amour, which won the festival's Palme d'Or. La Festival de Cannes hide caption

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Doc Watson performs at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2009. Rick Diamond/Staff/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom opened the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He received Academy Award nominations for The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Niko Tavernise/Focus Features hide caption

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Music Articles

Anti-Virtuoso Piano, Delicate And Despoiled

Masabumi Kikuchi's fully improvised album Sunrise features late, like-minded drummer Paul Motian.

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Studio Sessions

Catherine Russell: An In-Studio Fresh Air Concert

The standards singer's new solo album, Strictly Romancin', explores the ups and downs of love. Russell sings several tracks from the record during this interview and performance.

Catherine Russell: An In-Studio Fresh Air Concert
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In Porgy and Bess, David Alan Grier plays the drug dealer Sporting Life, a role closely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. and Cab Calloway. Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and Little Children. Mark Ostow/Courtesy Tom Perrotta hide caption

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Edward Norton plays a scoutmaster in search of his lost charge in Wes Anderson's latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. Focus Features hide caption

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Book Reviews

'Right-Hand': A Lush Prequel To 'Mason's Retreat'

In The Right-Hand Shore, Christopher Tilghman returns to the racially charged landscape and the crumbling plantations of his book Mason's Retreat. Fresh Air critic Maureen Corrigan calls the prequel "the real deal."

'Right-Hand': A Lush Prequel To 'Mason's Retreat'
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Sacha Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the authoritarian, anti-Semitic and unexpectedly sympathetic protagonist of The Dictator. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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