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Drinking, Dancing, Dolly Parton: Photos Of The '70s Country Music Scene

Believe it or not, this visual catalog of country music culture was shot by a kid from Boston.
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Tampa's Gift To Sandwich Lovers: A History Of "The Cuban"

This spring, Tampa, Fla., bested Miami when it was voted the true home of the Cuban sandwich by readers of NPR's food blog "The Salt." The debate continues, however, over the sandwich's exact origins, and the proper mix of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese and mustard served on Cuban breads. We explore Tampa's culinary gifts, including -- and beyond -- the Cuban sandwich.

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YouTube Trends: Politics And Pop, Yes, But Education And Science, Too

A check-in with what's trending on YouTube reveals interest in Korean pop, politics and science.
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How Madden NFL's Business Lineup Helps It Win Big

The video game franchise is the largest of its kind in all of North America. Its success comes thanks to the complicated team effort of a few interested parties: the NFL, the software company that makes the game, and ESPN.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 28

Stop Making Sense, Patton Oswalt, and The Temperamentals.

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'The Magus': A Thrilling, Chilling Guilty Pleasure

The Magus is the story of a man who wished for adventure — only to be disappointed when that wish comes true. Author Nick Dybek says he identified with the book when he read it at age 20. Was there ever a time you longed for a more interesting life? Tell us about it in the comments.
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What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Mormon food culture comes from spiritual teachings and the pioneering ways of a new religion in a new country as it evolved westward. Knowing more about it may provide some insights into the personal beliefs of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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In 'The Brontes,' Details Of A Family's Strange World

Juliet Barker has released a new edition of her landmark 1994 biography, The Brontes. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that even the 136 pages of footnotes are "thrilling," as readers are taken "deeper into the everyday realities" of the Brontes' "strange world."
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Stories Reach Below The Surface Of China's Growth

Tell Me More looks at literature from the rising BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Of those countries, China may be considered the most powerful. But for award-winning author Yiyun Li, it's China's personal stories that intrigue her. She discusses her book Gold Boy, Emerald Girl with host Michel Martin.

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