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The members of Paramore (from left: Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Zac Farro) pair upbeat '80s sounds with bleak lyrics on After Laughter. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Times Are Hard, Paramore Calls On '80s Pep

The trio's new album, After Laughter, sets bleak lyrics against summertime grooves. Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Zac Farro talk about that contrast and having faith in God and each other.

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They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They have come back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!! Sufjan Stevens
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Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the parable of the fox and the hedgehog represents two different cognitive styles. "The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive," while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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The Triumphs And Perils Of 'Going Big'

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When Times Are Hard, Paramore Calls On '80s Pep

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