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The Empire State Building shines while Greenwich Village remains dark during the 1977 New York City blackout. Carlos Rene Perez/AP hide caption

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Crime In The City

Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Lawrence Block published the first book of his Matthew Scudder mystery series in 1976. He says when it came to crime fiction inspiration, "the city never failed me. It always provided something."

Kate Micucci (left) and Riki Lindhome play a fictional version of their real-life joke-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates in a new scripted comedy on IFC. Darren Michaels/SMPSP/IFC hide caption

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Music

Working And Dating In L.A., Living To Sing The Tale

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome make up the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, whose simple, saucy songs about love and life as 30-something women have made their way to a scripted comedy on IFC.

A rooftop view of East Baltimore, 1979. Elinor Cahn/Courtesy of Elinor Cahn Photographs, The Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County hide caption

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NPR Ed

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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