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At age 12, pianist Joey Alexander has made fans out of some very accomplished fellow jazz musicians. His debut album, My Favorite Things, was released in May. Rebecca Meek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

In the midst of releasing his debut album and playing the Newport Jazz Festival, 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander is staying centered.

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In Seoul, Where Everything Moves Fast, There's Also Longing For The Past

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Last Place Broken Social Scene
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Dusk to Dawn Emancipator

Boy Scouts work on canoes at camp Maple Dell outside Payson, Utah. The Mormon church is considering pulling out of its 102-year-old relationship with the Boy Scouts after the Boy Scouts changed its policy on allowing gay leaders in the organization. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

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First Trip Herbie Hancock
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Medals Thomas Rutishauser

Conan O'Brien's been sued by a comedy writer who alleges he's been stealing jokes. But journalist Larry Getlen warns not to assume the worst: In the world of topical comedy, similar jokes are bound to arise. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Caught In The Act: Joke-Stealing In The Age Of Twitter

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Olive oil gets filtered in an oil mill in a Portuguese oil farm near Evora. Rick Mattes says that if an olive oil's concentration of fatty acid rises above 3.3 percent, it's no longer considered edible. And it'll be brimming with oleogustus. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

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My Favorite Things Joey Alexander
Ma Blues Joey Alexander

Huge shafts of light strike the littered playing field of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Sept. 2, 2005, four days after Hurricane Katrina. The Superdome was a squalid shelter to tens of thousands of residents for days after the storm, including the Halley sisters and their mother. Bill Haber/AP hide caption

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After Katrina, One Sister Moves On; For Another, 'Tomorrow Never Came'

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Traditional recipes for duck confit, or confit de canard, can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five. Ed Anderson/Courtesy of Ten Speed Press hide caption

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Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

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Dos de Febrero Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores
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Bozaa y Media (La Acabación) Totó La Momposina

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