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Los Lobos' latest album Tin Can Trust is their latest to combine the sounds of rock and roll, country music and traditional Mexican and Spanish tunes. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Medical professionals need to build a system that focuses on how to help patients achieve what's most important to them at the end of their lives, says Dr. Atul Gawande. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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If You Give A Mouse A Diorama: Steve Carell (right) stars as Barry, an amateur taxidermist who's invited to a strange dinner party by Tim (Paul Rudd), a hedge fund manager on the make. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Paramount hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Jay Roach, Steve Carell Pair Up For 'Schmucks'

Actor Steve Carell stars as an amateur taxidermist who enjoys creating elaborate dioramas with his stuffed rodents in the new Jay Roach film, Dinner for Schmucks. The two comedy vets talk improv, pathos and more.

Jay Roach, Steve Carell Pair Up For 'Schmucks'

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Sugar Pie DeSanto's complete Chess singles from 1961 to 1966 are available on her album Go Go Power. Ace Records hide caption

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Wednesday

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Members of the evangelical Lakewood Church in Houston worship at a prayer service in 2005. More than 45,000 churches across the U.S. are represented by the National Association of Evangelicals. Jessica Kourkounis/AP hide caption

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Willem Breuker played with his ensemble, the 10-piece Willem Breuker Kollektief, for more than 30 years. Kollektief hide caption

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A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines runs for cover during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 23. Kevin Frayer/AP Photo hide caption

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Will Travers (James Badge Dale) is a brilliant intelligence analyst with a tragic past — who can quickly spot patterns emerging in seemingly random things. AMC hide caption

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Television

'Rubicon': Smart Spies Who Connect The Dots

The AMC cable channel premieres a modern spy series on Aug. 1; critic David Bianculli says the smart, suspenseful drama pays homage to the great conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s -- while providing a much needed update for a modern audience.

'Rubicon': Smart Spies Who Connect The Dots

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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner (right) discusses a scene with star Jon Hamm during the taping of the AMC drama. AMC hide caption

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Talking 'Mad Men' With Creator Matthew Weiner

The six-time Emmy winning writer explains how he came up with the idea for the major plot shakeup at the end of the third season and details his favorite moments from the series.

Talking 'Mad Men' With Creator Matthew Weiner

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Lee Konitz performs at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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According to BMI, Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most widely performed song between 1940 and 1990. Sacks and Co. hide caption

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On Mad Men, Jared Harris plays Lane Pryce, a partner in the ad agency who is left out of the loop when his bosses negotiate the sale of Sterling Cooper to a larger ad agency. AMC hide caption

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Jared Harris: A Chameleon-Like Actor Reflects

The son of acclaimed British actor Richard Harris reflects on his diverse acting roles in films such as Happiness and I Shot Andy Warhol in a 2001 interview on Fresh Air. Harris currently stars as Lane Pryce on the AMC drama Mad Men.

Jared Harris: A Chameleon-Like Actor Reflects

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Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) plans a "living funeral" for himself in the drama Get Low. Sam Emerson / Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Welsh singer Tom Jones rose to prominence in the '60s with "It's Not Unusual," which became an international hit. Marco Grob hide caption

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Jon Hamm returns to the screen as Don Draper, the 1960s ad man at the center of Mad Men. AMC hide caption

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The financial legislation is named after Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd (right) and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, seen outside the White House on May 21. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Malaria is spread through mosquitoes that have been infiltrated by the Plasmodium parasite. Associated Press hide caption

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In the early days of Hollywood, actors portrayed singers "performing" songs. Not until the Hollywood Golden Age did characters spontaneously burst into song as a way to show their feelings. Courtesy Oxford University Press hide caption

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When Hollywood Had A Song In Its Heart

Authors Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson share the stories behind Hollywood's most beloved songs — from Casablanca's "As Time Goes By" to the melodies from Mary Poppins — in their book The Songs of Hollywood.

When Hollywood Had A Song In Its Heart

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Paul Greenberg, pictured here with his daughter Tanya, has been fishing striped bass since childhood. He frequently writes about fish for The New York Times. Courtesy of Paul Greenberg hide caption

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Tattooed Vigilante: Noomi Rapace returns as Lisbeth Salander, a gifted hacker on the run from the law in The Girl Who Played with Fire. Music Box Films hide caption

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From left to right, Billy "Bud" Cowsill, Barry Muir, Jeffrey Hatcher and J.B. Johnson make up the Canadian band The Blue Shadows. Bumstead Productions Ltd. hide caption

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