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Music Interviews

Joan Shelley On Quiet Energy And Growing In Wisdom

The Kentucky folk singer says her onstage adrenaline "comes from a focus, rather than doing the high Van Morrison kicks in my velvet jumpsuit."

Lyskaster Jakob Bro
Ending Jakob Bro

When he came back from Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Brian Orolin was eager to return to his life as a father and husband. But he had trouble holding on to a sense of purpose, his wife says. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Afghanistan, A Father Came Home — Then Disappeared

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NirvanaVEVO Chris Zabriskie

Kalen Gilliam (left) and Justis Jackson take measurements at the Urban Archaeology Corps excavation site about 10 miles outside Richmond, Va. Catherine Cozzi/Groundwork RVA hide caption

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Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archaeologists

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Mercy Angel Brian Blade
Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires Agalloch

John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. The band's "Stairway to Heaven" is the subject of a current copyright-infringement lawsuit. Danny Martindale/Getty Images hide caption

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Inspiration Or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits

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Summer Love Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body [Paul Oakenfold Mix] Justin Timberlake

Iraqi protesters hold a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a demonstration calling for government reforms on Friday. Thousands of Iraqis are leaving the country, fleeing violence and a dire economy and drawn toward the perception of a welcoming Europe. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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With Eyes On Europe, Iraqis Line Up To Leave Baghdad

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Moonlight's Fair Slang
When the Blood Burns Slang
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Republican presidential candidates Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry participate in a pre-debate forum Aug. 6 in Cleveland. The event gave airtime to seven candidates whose polling numbers were below a top-ten cutoff Fox News set to participate in the main debate. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Why Are So Many People Running For President?

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The Temple of Bel in Palmyra had already sustained some damage from artillery shells in March 2014, when these columns in the temple courtyard were photographed. The ancient temple stood at a cultural crossroads, showing influences from Greco-Roman and Persian traditions, and was one of Syria's most famous archaeological sites. It was destroyed late in August of 2015. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As ISIS Destroys Artifacts, Could Some Antiquities Have Been Saved?

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Big Bad Luck Slo Leak

Plum Island has roughly four miles of beaches” — including along this bay below the decommissioned gunnery stations of Fort Terry. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Care To Buy An Island Off The Hamptons? Don't Mind The Foot-And-Mouth Disease

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ANNA KARINA pell mell
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Three Marias Andy Summers

Salman Rushdie is the author of 12 novels, including Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. Rushdie was once the subject of death threats; now, when asked if he can move about freely Rushdie responds: "You have to stop asking me. ... It's been like 16 years since it's been OK." Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images hide caption

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Salman Rushdie: These Days, 'Everyone Is Upset All The Time'

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Durian The Cinematic Orchestra
The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) The Cinematic Orchestra

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