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Rufus Wainwright joins Wade Goodwyn in NPR's Studio 1 to play a few of his hits. Mike Beacom/NPR hide caption

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Studio Sessions

Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

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The 300,000 wells drilled in Louisiana are connected by tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that are vulnerable to leaks, like this one in a coastal marsh. Gulf Restoration Network hide caption

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

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"Any time you're playing someone with a cognitive disability of any kind it's dangerous territory," says Chris O'Dowd, of playing Lennie, in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Leighton Meester plays the wife of Curley, the son of Lennie's boss. Richard Phibbs/Polk and Co. hide caption

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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

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Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

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Engineer Mit Shah gives a speech at a meeting of the "ArtICCulators" Toastmasters Club in Milpitas, Calif. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

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