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Songs We Love: Rayland Baxter, 'Yellow Eyes'

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:02am

This single from the Nashville singer's upcoming album, Imaginary Man, comes pretty darn close to such perfection.

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One Concept That Gives Physicists A Casper-Like Haunting

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:11am

Recently, astrophysicist Adam Frank raised the idea that your butt — and the chair it sits on — are not solid matter. Now, he revisits the issue of why you don't fall to the floor, with an addendum.

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British Police Arrest 7 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:00am

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.

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Rone, 'Acid Reflux'

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:59am

After eating mass-produced sushi, a man goes on a pulsing psychedelic trip full of benevolent ghosts, skyscraper Tetris and terrifying hallucinations.

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How Medicare Advantage Investors Profited From Loose Government Lips

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:54am

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a memo to insurers saying government audit policies could be relaxed, investors privy to the news pounced, sending shares upward.

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The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old L.A. Menus

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:33am

Culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

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Fun, Fast-Moving 'Nimona' Is A Perpetual Surprise

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:03am

Noelle Stevenson's webcomic Nimona, about a shapeshifter who aspires to be an evil sidekick, is now out in book form. Reviewer Tasha Robinson praises the story's ebullience, complexity and intensity.

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Lucifer, 'Izrael'

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:00am

After the breakup of The Oath, vocalist Johanna Sadonis returns with Lucifer. In the video for "Izrael," the hard-rock band drives a hearse and sports ritualistic metal masks.

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The Songs That Make Us Cry

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:51am

This week: results from our survey about the songs that bring tears to your eyes. Hear listener submissions, as well as personal picks from the All Songs crew.

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Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:33am

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

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Top Stories: Afghan Court Imprisons Officers In Woman's Death

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:10am

Also: Senate Republicans insist a trade bill will pass; Britain's Prince Charles will meet a Sinn Fein leader; and Lake Mead may lose so much water that Arizona and Nevada may face cuts.

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opbmusic Presents: People Under The Stairs

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:03am

The L.A. hip-hop duo reaches a high point in its Pickathon set with "Tuxedo Rap."

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Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:26am

In Philip Glass' music, pianist Bruce Brubaker shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios.

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Abandoned Books Spark Long Career In Law

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:30am

Joseph Crea found law books along the side of the road during the Great Depression. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday. He taught law classes up until last September.

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School Board Member Accused Of Inappropriate Gesture

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:25am

He wasn't excessively blatant. But a photo in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows Erbert Johnson using his middle finger to scratch his head.

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'Sophie Stark' Finds It Hard To Learn How To Be Human

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:03am

Anna North's new novel is narrated by friends and family after the death of troubled filmmaker Sophie. Critic Michael Schaub calls it "a bold and graceful novel, executed with incredible artistry."

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Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 5:49am

The case of Farkhunda has prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It has resulted in rare sentences. Eight police officers implicated in the case were released.

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What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 5:38am

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools, and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.

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First Listen: The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti'

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 5:03am

Always provocative, the band jettisons post-punk thrash in favor of a sturdier Top 40 pop sound that recalls the early to mid-'80s.

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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets A Lot Of Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to movie reviewer Kenneth Turan about the drama, on and off the screen, at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Turan reviews films for "Morning Edition and the "Los Angeles Times."

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