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  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]
    More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive. 10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
  • The left's war on free speech

    Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause. That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
  • 'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings

    'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings
    In "The Bargain & the Butterfly," Annie, the protagonist and child of a watchmaker, says, "The bottom of a glass is a lens. Water is a lens. Many things are lenses if you look through them carefully." And that's exactly what Katharine Noon's latest play...
  • David Sedaris gives a hoot

    David Sedaris gives a hoot
    In his short story "Understanding Understanding Owls," David Sedaris stands inside a shady London taxidermist's shop, admiring the majestic tawny owls perched against the walls. He's there to purchase a stuffed bird for his partner, Hugh, for Valentine'...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity

    SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity
    I now know the truth. SunRail might save my sanity, but it will not save me time. I put it to the test Friday and started running the clock when I pulled out of the driveway in DeBary. It took 10 minutes to get to the station. Out of fairness I...
  • Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

    Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
  • How your occupation will affect your child's job choice

    How your occupation will affect your child's job choice
    Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children? NPR tried to answer that question with a look at some actual data from a survey that has tracked a specific group of 12,000 people...
  • NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions

    NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions
    The NPR news and talk show "Tell Me More," hosted by Michel Martin, will soon be no more.  In the face of a budget shortfall, NPR has decided to end production of the show Aug. 1, the nonprofit's senior vice president for news, Margaret Low Smith,...
  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...
  • Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.

    Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.
    After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions. The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by...