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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing

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Run the World (Girls) Beyoncé
Miss Independent Ne-Yo

"Through music," says former child soldier Emmanuel Jal, "I was able to become a child again." Courtesy of Gatwitch hide caption

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

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Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

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Hands Kumi Koda & Koda Kumi
Sickbay Loscil

Charley Patton was the grandaddy of the Delta blues musicians, according to Jack White: "He's the one that all the other blues musicians looked up to. He's almost the beginning of the family tree." Courtesy of the Revenant Archives hide caption

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In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

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Ain't Misbehavin' Linn Barnes & Allison Hampton
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University of Virginia students walk to fraternities at the start of rush week. Sorority women are always invited to Boys' Bid Night, but this year national sororities have ordered women to stay clear. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say

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1127 Criminal Code
Cold as Ice Foreigner

Colleen McCullough at home on Australia's remote Norfolk Island in 1990 — she told an interviewer she moved there to escape her difficult family. Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Thorn Birds' Author Colleen McCullough

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Diana Krall's latest album, a collection of jazz takes on rock and pop classics, is called Wallflower. Bryan Adams/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Diana Krall: Liner Notes From A 'Wallflower'

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Feels Like Home Diana Krall

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