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Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck

At his new venture, The Blaze, Beck has far fewer audience members soaking in his commentary than he did at Fox News. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. Fox helped amplify Beck's voice, whereas now, Beck projects his message on his own terms.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 21

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The festival of festivals begins!

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Vimeo's Virtual Tip Jar Invites Viewers To Chip In

The video-sharing site has added a feature that invites users to chip in to support the filmmakers they like. It's just the latest in a long history of attempts to solicit tip-sized donations online, but Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor says the idea is finally catching on.
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Comedian Maz Jobrani's Ideas For Iran's New Internet

Iranian-American comic and actor Maz Jobrani reacts to the news that Iran is considering severing its links to the Internet and creating its own internal one. Jobrani is a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.
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A Close Look At Your Bills' 'Fine Print'

In his new book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, author David Cay Johnston examines the fees that companies have added over the years that have made bills incrementally larger. He tells Fresh Air that companies are misusing language to "confuse people."
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Kelly Macdonald: Strong Woman On The 'Boardwalk'

The Scottish actress plays Margaret Thompson, a young Irish widow who marries a corrupt politician on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Macdonald, who got her start in Trainspotting, tells Fresh Air that she enjoys playing a "strong character" for a change.
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Artist Experiments With Portraits Of Random Strangers

Artist Nicole Bourgea has created 10 life-size oil paintings of random people she has met this year. On Oct. 1, she will place each portrait back at the location where she first saw the subject with a note: "If this is you, this painting is yours to take."

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Nelly Furtado Inspires 'The Spirit Indestructible'

The singer-songwriter has gone multiplatinum in dozens of countries, winning a Grammy, a Latin Grammy and Canadian and British equivalents. Furtado describes her fifth album, out this month, as fun, with lots of big beats and adrenaline but also a spiritual thread.

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