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Not My Job: An American Music Historian Gets Quizzed On K-Pop

Peter Guralnick is the author of a number of books on American music, so we've invited him to play a game called "Heyyyyy, sexy ladies!" Three questions about K-pop — slickly produced songs and videos from Korea that are taking the world by storm.
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In The Wake Of Tragedy, The Possibility of Understanding

Emily Bazelon recommends a memoir about facing the danger and squalor of addiction and eventually overcoming it, while Abigail Deutsche ponders the love story at the heart of Edward St. Aubyn's novel Bad News: The one between a man and his drugs.
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A Reggae Romp For The Family, With Marley's Music At Heart

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Cedella Marley about her new off-Broadway musical, Three Little Birds. It's adapted from her children's book — which itself was inspired by the song written by her father, the late reggae superstar Bob Marley.
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Olympic Photo Of The Day: Giant Head Edition

Imagery from Russia's recent past – including the hammer and sickle that adorned the flag of the Soviet Union – is seen in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics Friday.
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Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

George Clooney's film tells the largely true story of a World War II squad of art experts assigned to protect European masterworks from Nazi theft and Allied bombardment. Critic David Edelstein says the film is engaging and earnest, but a little formulaic.
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Wine Wisdom With A Wink: A Slacker's Guide To Selecting Vino

Bewildered in the wine aisle or staring at a wine menu? A cheeky infographic offers solid advice on getting the most bang for your buck, whether you're looking for wines to cook, date or get drunk with.
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Russia Hopes Sochi Ceremonies Stop 'Toilet Tweeting'

As the Winter Olympic Games get underway in Sochi, host Michel Martin speaks with Russian culture expert Jennifer Eremeeva about what the opening ceremonies can teach us about Russia and its people.
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Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.
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At STOMP Workshop, Gallaudet Students Get To Feel The Music

The musical dance performance group STOMP stopped by Gallaudet University university during its visit to D.C. to hold a workshop for students.
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Civil War Puts Syria's Cultural Heritage In Peril

In addition to the lives lost in Syria as its conflict rages on, the country's cultural heritage is also being lost. Art and artifacts have been looted, important archeological sites and museums damaged. Renee Montagne talks to UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture Francesco Bandarin about the destruction of Syria's cultural heritage and what's being done to protect it.

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