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Our Land

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

Song For A Carpenter Dan Fogelberg
Hurtwood Alley Dan Fogelberg

Daniel Day-Lewis, the three-time Oscar winner and incomparable film chameleon announced his retirement from acting. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

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Luna Park Signal Hill
Radioactive Imagine Dragons

Christopher Plummer as the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II in The Exception — a man with the outward trappings of power, who hasn't made a real decision in decades. Marc Bossaerts hide caption

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Unconscious Prejudice Meets Real-World Horror In 'The Exception'

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Slobodan Simic, a former Serbian parliamentarian, now runs the largest donkey farm in eastern Europe, located fifty miles from Belgrade. He's trying to finance the protection of the Balkan donkey by selling donkey-milk products, which are said to promote health and beauty. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

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Grands Boulevards Bruno Coulais
Cinema Paradiso Ennio Morricone
Quickpig Kettel
Nord Kettel

Alvvays' "In Undertow" is one of the songs in this month's edition of Heavy Rotation. Arden Wray/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Ondulation Burning Peacocks
Bangarangarang Corduroi
Heartache Heard Round the World Patty Smyth

Rooftop Republic's Pol Fàbrega (left) and Andrew Tsui stand with client Gina Ma (center) amid the rooftop garden of a French restaurant in central Hong Kong. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

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Bedouine's self-titled debut album is out now. Polly Antonia Barrowman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

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Nice and Quiet Bedouine
Sandusky Uncle Tupelo