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Aatish Taseer is also the author of the novel The Temple-goers, and Stranger to History: A Son's Journey through Islamic Lands. Harikrishna Katragadda / hide caption

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In Taseer's 'Noon', Fictional Violence Is All Too Real

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String Quartet No. 2 "Company": I The Kronos Quartet
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String Quartet No. 2 "Company": IV The Kronos Quartet
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Georgia Is Poised To Execute Davis, 22 Years Later

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Reverie D'elfs Thomas Barth
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Friends and Places Thomas Barth

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Where Falling Satellite Lands Is Anyone's Guess

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The Classic Future: Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, released in 1982, envisioned a cityscape with buildings wrapped in video displays — well before New York's Times Square went digital. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Syd Mead, Still Designing The Future After 50 Years

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Blade Runner/Blade Runner (End Titles) Vangelis
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1990's Theme Wendy Carlos
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Butter John Hammond, Jr.
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New York, New York Si Zentner & His Orchestra
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At U.N., Obama Faces Palestinian Challenge

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As The 'Un-Candidate,' Palin Tests GOP Patience

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Television Rules the Nation Daft Punk
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A Do-It-Yourself Approach To The Electric Car

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Twist and Shout The Beatles
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Anthony Grecco (from left) was discharged because of "don't ask, don't tell" and plans to re-enlist. Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate and former Army captain, now leads an organization of gay West Point graduates. Rob Smith says he left the Army because it was difficult living under the policy. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Repeal Day Marks The End Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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No Respect For The Women On The Sidelines

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Dreamland Los Straitjackets
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Dipinto Twist Los Straitjackets
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