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Music Interviews

Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank regularly makes banned book lists, but not because it details the terror of hiding from Nazi occupiers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

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Smut Tom Lehrer
Diablo's Dance Wes Montgomery

A member of the Indian security force keeps watch over a launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe at the Indian Space Research Organization facility, in Sriharikota, in 2013. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

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Detroit Tigers Victor Martinez (left) and Torii Hunter celebrate Martinez's two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Big Game In Town

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Sham Time Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood

In Detroit, members of the Cody High School Comets start the football season on their own field. Tracy Samilton/Michigan Radio hide caption

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After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

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Attempting the Impossible (Score)
Now That's Country Marty Stuart

Amazon recently premiered its new dramedy Transparent. The massive retailer is banking on its original TV content to rope in new customers. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios hide caption

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Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

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Paul Theroux is known for both his fiction and travel writing. His books include The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express. Steve McCurry/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master'

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Mac Wiseman revisits lyrics his mother transcribed from the radio during his childhood on his new album, Songs From My Mother's Hand. Jewly Hight/NPR hide caption

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Mac Wiseman Returns To The Songs Of His Childhood

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Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Mac Wiseman
Fender Bender Boomer Castleman

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade down a main road in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. A Yazidi woman nicknamed Dudu tells the story of how she was kidnapped by ISIS along with her sisters and other women, to be sold and married off. AP Photo hide caption

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Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

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Water Julia Hülsmann Quartet
Quicksilver Julia Hülsmann Quartet
Hullabaloo
Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson
Crash Howard Shore

Ai Weiwei's With Wind greets visitors to his exhibit, "@Large," on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Jan Sturmann/Courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation hide caption

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Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

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Landis works on a "Picasso" at his home. His materials — including magic markers and frames from Wal-Mart — are not those of a "proper" forger, says filmmaker Sam Cullman. Sam Cullman/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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'Art & Craft' Explores How One Forger Duped More Than 45 Museums

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