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

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Paul Rhymer, the last Smithsonian taxidermist, just retired after 25 years in the job his father and grandfather once held. hide caption

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

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Muybridge: The Man Who Made Pictures Move

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Pulitzer Winners Include Web Site, Midsize Papers

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Malcolm McLaren managed iconic acts such as The Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow and New York Dolls. John Minihan/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Subversive Punk Icon Malcolm McLaren Dead At 64

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Son Of A Gun Edition)

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Influential musician and producer Alex Chilton died Wednesday at age 59. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Late Alex Chilton, An Uncompromising Rocker

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

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At a moment when the Arab world was buffeted by modernity, Umm Kulthum's voice was a lodestar. courtesy of Arab Film hide caption

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Active Subject Edition)

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Tyler Perry recently launched 34th Street Films, an art-house division of his Atlanta studio. It's named for Miracle on 34th Street, because Perry — a high school dropout — says his life is a miracle. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 'Madea': Tyler Perry Changes Course

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