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

Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Safe Word Edition)

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Shooting and Skiing Edition)

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Cupcakes Are So 2005: The latest "it" dessert is the macaroon ... or macaron, if you want to be French about it. Kyle Samperton hide caption

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Move Over, Cupcake: Make Way For The Macaroon

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (South Side Edition)

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (True Crimes Edition)

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Advertisers Push Nielsen To Count Online Viewers

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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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