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Deceptive Cadence

Even Scarier Than The Book Or Movie: 'The Shining' Is Now An Opera

"Stephen King's original novel is all about love, death and power," says Pulitzer-winning composer Paul Moravec. "And those are the three foundational components for an opera."

Git' It The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra
Crunch Chicago Afrobeat Project

Rissa Sawyer receives $486 per month from Social Security — it's low because for most of her adult life she didn't have jobs that paid into the system. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Real Life: Should Americans Be Auto-Enrolled In Retirement Plans?

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Cien Anos de Soledad
Circling Four Tet
Shout of Blue Hint
Hung Over The Martinis
Family Affair MFSB

In the past two years, many food companies — including candy-makers — have decided to label their products as non-GMO. Because practically all sugar beets in the U.S. are genetically modified, those food products are now using sugar derived from sugar cane. There is no genetically modified sugar cane. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

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End Titles David Arnold
Warm Heart of Africa Architecture in Helsinki
L.A. is My Lady Frank Sinatra
Cotton in the Kitchen James Cotton
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Even Scarier Than The Book Or Movie: 'The Shining' Is Now An Opera

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