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Opinion: Yes, I am basic

NPR's Scott Simon is an unabashed, unreformed, unapologetic lover of pumpkin spice. He knows his ardor is not universal. He does not care.

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Opinion: Yes, I am basic

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For Guitarricadelafuente, looking back on the traditions of his grandparents' tiny village in Aragon is a way of reconstructing a home and identity that he can actually make sense of. David Gomez-Maestre hide caption

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Drawing on folk traditions, Spanish musician Guitarricadelafuente bridges generations

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Author Cormac McCarthy attends the premiere of "The Road" in New York on Nov. 16, 2009. McCarthy has two novels coming out this fall. Evan Agostini/AP hide caption

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After 16 years, author Cormac McCarthy gifts two new novels to readers

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Swedish pop singer Tove Lo on her newest album 'Dirt Femme'

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