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Long Exposures Of A Creepy Garage (Also, The Beatles!)

Now a humble parking lot, the Washington Coliseum has seen a lot in its day — including a historic night in music.

Author Interviews

Genre-Bending Novel Uses Body Swap As A Metaphor For Reading

In Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies, dead people inhabit new bodies and immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be. Theroux tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I think that everyone who loves books has experienced the feeling of being taken over by another mind."

China's National Stadium, right, and National Aquatics Center, cost half a billion dollars to build and struggle to attract visitors. Greg Baker/AP hide caption

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Forego The Faux Snow: The Games Could Use A Permanent Home

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Parade of the Athletes (Sirius Mix) Arena Fans
Saxotrance (That's What I Call) [Electro House Club Mix] Dance Now
Stairs David Pritchard
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Portuguese singer António Zambujo occupies a distinct place in the world of fado, a musical style better known for its female stars. Rita Carmo hide caption

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A Male Singer Shines In A Woman's World

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Flagrante António Zambujo
Sinos de Waibel Custódio Castelo

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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

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Ali Click Brian Eno

Presidents past and present were on hand for the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas in April 2013. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

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Curl Jonathan Coulton
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat Beatrice Ardisson
Brushfire Ben Vaughn
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Onward and Upward Christophe Beck
Powerhouse Raymond Scott
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