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

Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Good Citizen Edition)

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Oprah, Tyler Perry And A Painful, 'Precious' Life

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Fever Dream Edition)

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FCC Chairman Backs 'Open Internet' Rules

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Knowing that its fans might be startled by Pearl Jam's deal with Target, the two made a deal with 800-some members of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores to sell Backspacer. Danny Clinch hide caption

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Pearl Jam, Playing A Business Deal By Ear

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Economic Woes Force Arts Groups To Scale Back

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition)

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

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Protesters demonstrate against Tropic Thunder at its Los Angeles premiere in August 2008. A coalition of disability groups objected to the film because of its repeated use of the word "retard." Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rethinking 'Retarded': Should It Leave The Lexicon?

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Long Island Edition)

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Kelli Kessler May instructs the Street Yoga class. Courtesy of Campbell Salgado Studio hide caption

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'Street Yoga' Helps Homeless Kids Find Balance

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Legendary '60s Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

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

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Life On The Fringes: It's Not Easy Being Scene

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

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