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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ.

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Islamabad Luke Phillip

Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, left, Miss Universe Gabriela Isler and pageant owner Donald Trump at the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013. It was there that Trump — then the pageant's owner — spent several days hobnobbing with Russia's elite. Irina Bujor/AP hide caption

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At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some Of Russia's Rich And Powerful

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That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

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American University researchers (front to back) Marek Cabrera, Dan Perry and Scotty Summers excavate an area in Delta, Pa., where migrant workers camped during the Depression. In the area in this photo, taken in 2016, researchers found evidence of a shelter, a slate mandolin pick and fragments from a ceramic bowl, plate and cup. Courtesy of Justin Uehlein hide caption

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Migrant Workers Leave Behind Clues To Depression-Era Lifestyle

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Dusty Fluorescent/Wooden Shelves Talkdemonic
Chirizakura Geoffrey Keezer
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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

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