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A Duo's Debut Album: A Collaboration From 'The Both'
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is "The Both."
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'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better?
Mike Judge's HBO sitcom pokes fun at programmers hoping to hit it rich. It's not the first time Judge has satirized the workplace — his 1999 cult film Office Space explored desk-job induced ennui.
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'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated
Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.
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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir
A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
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FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel
The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.
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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War
In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
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Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors
In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Mad Men' And 'Frozen'
Edie Falco discusses sobriety, The Sopranos, and Nurse Jackie's self-medication. We tell you everything we're allowed to about Mad Men, and we talk princesses with the songwriters behind "Let It Go."
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Colbert Moves Into Letterman's Coveted Late Night Spot
CBS announced Thursday that the spot held by David Letterman for 21 years will go to Stephen Colbert.
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