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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

Milos, the one-named master of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument's 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.

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The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors'

"There's nothing scarier than the neighbors," says Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero. His latest zombie tale is a comic book set in New York City called The Empire of the Dead.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

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At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

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The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors'

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A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

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