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Tom Waits: The Fresh Air Interview

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Scott Spencer: Plot Twists, Where Everything Changes

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"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

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Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job's death on Oct. 5.

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Jobs' Biography: Thoughts On Life, Death And Apple

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Reporting On The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War

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Drugs or pills against a background of dollar bills.

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'Deadly Monopolies'? Patenting The Human Body

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Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.

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Going Under The 'Boardwalk' With Michael Shannon

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Justice Stevens Reflects On The Court And Its Chiefs

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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A 'Zone' Full Of Zombies In Lower Manhattan

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A street vendor sells her wares by the light of a kerosene wick lamp in Lagos, Nigeria. The country claims ownership of one of the world's great energy reserves, but corruption and mismanagement leave Africa's oil giant chronically short of electricity. Businesses and walled residential compounds run costly diesel generators.

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The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business

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Marie Howe is the author of three collections of poetry. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss

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The Man Who Tracks Viruses Before They Spread

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Jimmy Fallon says he spends almost 12 hours each day at the Late Night offices, which makes the rest of his life difficult. "If I want to play video games now, I have to schedule it," he tells Terry Gross. Virginia Sherwood/NBC hide caption

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Jimmy Fallon's Giant List Of 'Thank You Notes'

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Family Guy has received three Primetime Emmy Awards. The series, set in Quahog RI, stars the Griffin family and their pet dog Brian.

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Seth MacFarlane: TV's 'Family Guy' Makes Music, Too

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Military members who lost their limbs overseas participate in a run in California.

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Rebuilding Soldiers Transformed By War Injuries

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