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"Fiddlin' John" Sharp (center), seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive. Tennessee State Parks hide caption

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In Tennessee, Scenes From A Nearly Lost Musical History

Thanks to an intrepid park ranger who became a part-time folklorist, an archive of sound recordings and lyric sheets bears witness to a tradition that could well have died off.

Zhang Kechun. Under the Abandoned Pier, 2013-2014. Zhang, 34, spent years shooting photos along the Yellow River. Zhang Kechun/Courtesy of Three Shadows +3 Gallery hide caption

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China Gets A Big Dose Of Fine Art Photography

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Fuersattel Boozoo Bajou
Bruce Is Loose Bud Shank

Marquis Govan of St. Louis got interested in politics by going along with his great-grandmother to vote. Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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At 11, Marquis Govan Has Some Things To Say About Ferguson

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Somnium [inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: 1651 - 1695] Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rocky, film score [Butkus] Bill Conti (conductor)

"Earth outweighs us by a factor of over ten trillion," Munroe writes. "On average, we humans can vertically jump maybe half a meter on a good day. Even if the Earth were rigid and responded instantly, it would be pushed down by less than an atom's width." Randall Munroe/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?

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"Fiddlin' John" Sharp (center), seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive. Tennessee State Parks hide caption

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In Tennessee, Scenes From A Nearly Lost Musical History

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Reuben's Train Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band

Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout been hammering Gov. Andrew Cuomo for allegedly interfering with the work of his own anti-corruption commission earlier this year. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

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Armageddon, film score [Armageddon Suite] Trevor Rabin, Gordon L. Goodwin (conductor)

Sergei Kozak, a soldier injured in the last cease-fire, says it is up to Russian whether or not the current cease-fire holds. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

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Over the Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin
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