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Music Articles

Fieldwork: A Jazz Trio's 'Simulated Progress'

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Simulated Progress, from the co-operative trio Fieldwork. The CD features Vijay Iyer on piano, Steve Lehman on alto and sopranino saxophones and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums and percussion.

Fieldwork: A Jazz Trio's 'Simulated Progress'

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Wednesday

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On Television

'Over There': A Look at Soldiers on the Ground in Iraq

TV critic David Bianculli reviews Over There, the new Stephen Bochco series about a U.S. Army unit arriving in Iraq for its first tour of duty. It premieres Wednesday night on the FX network.

'Over There': A Look at Soldiers on the Ground in Iraq

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Interviews

Producer Steven Bochco and 'Over There'

Steven Bochco is co-creator and executive producer of Over There, a new FX drama about U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Bochco has won 10 Emmy awards for creating and producing Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.

Producer Steven Bochco and 'Over There'

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Tuesday

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Business

William Brittain-Catlin Investigates 'Offshore'

In his new book Offshore: The Dark Side of the Global Economy, reporter Brittain-Catlin delves into the shadowy world of offshore banking. He estimates that one-third of the world's wealth — or $7 trillion — is held in farflung locales such as the Cayman Islands.

William Brittain-Catlin Investigates 'Offshore'

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Author Interviews

Martin Moran Tackles Abuse in 'The Tricky Part'

Author and actor Martin Moran's new memoir is The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace. As a boy, he was sexually abused by a male counselor at a Catholic boys' camp. Nearly 30 years later, Moran went to see the man again at a convalescent home.

Martin Moran Tackles Abuse in 'The Tricky Part'

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Monday

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Science

John Emsley, Poison and 'The Elements of Murder'

In his new book The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison, chemist John Emsley chronicles cases of accidental and intentional use of lethal substances throughout the ages. Some say Beethoven and Mozart were poisoned to death.

John Emsley, Poison and 'The Elements of Murder'

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Music Articles

Sounds of Philadelphia: Cameo and Parkway Records

Rock historian Ed Ward tells us about Philadelphia's Cameo and Parkway record labels. From the late 1950s to the late-'60s, their hits included "The Twist," "South Street" and "Bristol Stomp." ABKCO Records has just released a Cameo-Parkway four-CD retrospective.

Sounds of Philadelphia: Cameo and Parkway Records

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

A Memphis pimp with a midlife crisis tries to make it as a rapper in Hustle & Flow, a film featuring the prodigious acting talents of Terrence Howard. He spent nearly two years researching a role that he initially did not want to accept.

Gritty, Heartwarming 'Hustle & Flow'

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Thursday

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Media

First Lady of the Press Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas has been covering the White House for 62 years. She gives us an inside look at the White House Press Room and comments on the recent scandals surrounding the Valerie Plame name leak and the possible involvement of White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove.

First Lady of the Press Helen Thomas

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Wednesday

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Law

Law Professor Cass Sunstein on Supreme Court Nominee

Cass Sunstein, the Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School, comments on Tuesday night's Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts. Early in his career, Sunstein clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Law Professor Cass Sunstein on Supreme Court Nominee

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Pop Culture

Steven Johnson: Grand Theft Auto Is Good for You

Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You, aruges that rather than turning our brains to mush, entertainment options like video games are so complex that our brains rise to the challenge.

Steven Johnson: Grand Theft Auto Is Good for You

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

'Magic Hollow': A Beau Brummels Retrospective

Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Magic Hollow, a new four-CD retrospective of the band The Beau Brummels, a '60s British Invasion-era pop group from California. Their biggest -- and only top 10 -- hit was "Laugh, Laugh."

'Magic Hollow': A Beau Brummels Retrospective

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Arts & Life

Actor/Comedian John Leguizamo and 'Cronicas'

John Leguizamo, who got his start as a stand-up comedian, stars in the new Spanish-language film Cronicas. He plays a tabloid reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador to track down a serial killer.

Actor/Comedian John Leguizamo and 'Cronicas'

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