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The Record

Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

A statue of Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, depicts her as pregnant with her famous son. It's part of a monument to Alexander's family in Skopje, the Macedonian capital. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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To Build Up Its Historical Image, Macedonia Is Going Baroque

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Macedonian Songs in Techno Version Pt. 1 Stefan Zaki Zafirovski
Macedonian Songs in Techno Version Pt. 2 Stefan Zaki Zafirovski

Mourners attend the May 14 funeral of Hezbollah fighter Ahmad al-Amin in Babliyeh, Lebanon. Hezbollah is fighting alongside the Syrian army and Amin was killed while fighting in Syria's Qalamoun mountains against Nusra Front, al-Qaida's branch in Syria. The Syrian army has suffered multiple setbacks recently, but Hezbollah did help dislodge rebel fighters along the Syria-Lebanon border. Mohammad Zaatari/AP hide caption

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

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Trocando Em Miúdos Danílo Perez
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Memphis

Mat Johnson is the author of Pym, Drop, Hunting in Harlem and The Great Negro Plot as well as several graphic novels including Incognegro, Dark Rain and Right State. Meera Bowman Johnson hide caption

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Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial

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The song "Home" from Holly Herndon's new album, Platform, concerns being honest with ourselves about technology so that as a society we can figure out how to make things better. Bennet Perez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

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Home Holly Herndon
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Interference Holly Herndon
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At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

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Orange Sky Alexi Murdoch
All My Days Alexi Murdoch
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Stairs David Pritchard
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The Competitors John Cameron
Hours Tycho

Why does there seem to be such a vast space between Etsy and blue-chip virtual auction houses like Sotheby's? Where's the website where you can spend $200 or $2,000 on quality art online? New companies are trying to fill that gap. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

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Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell
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