Neda Ulaby Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.

Author J.D. Salinger Remembered

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J.D. Salinger, pictured in one of the few existing photographs of the author. The 1951 portrait was featured on the original dust jacket of The Catcher in the Rye. The Lotte Jacobi Collection/University of New Hampshire hide caption

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Schadenfreude Edition)

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Conan O'Brien To Leave NBC Under Deal

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Kate McGarrigle came from one of those rare families that actually sing at home. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

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Dramas Resurgent In TV's 10 P.M. Time Slots

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Blockbusting Edition)

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TV host Ryan Seacrest has parlayed his American Idol fame into a raft of projects that have made him one of pop culture's most pervasive personalities. And there's no sign that he's slowing down. Michael Becker/Fox hide caption

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Ryan Seacrest, Ruler Of All Media ... And More?

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'Avatar' And Ke$ha: A Denominator In Common?

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Puzzler Edition)

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2006 And The Death Of Tower Records

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The Boys Choir of Harlem performs in 2005, in front of Lord & Taylor department store in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Boys Choir Of Harlem Officially Disbands

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James Cameron's 3D Vision: 'Avatar' And Beyond

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