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First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves.

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First Listen: Horse Feathers, 'So It Is With Us'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

The chamber-folk band's fifth album feels unerringly graceful — a quality that transcends tempo and tone, infusing every song with enough beauty to overwhelm sadness.

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First Listen: Neil Diamond, 'Melody Road'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

On his new album, the singer returns to grand arrangements that support his pungent wit and unwavering emotionalism. It's a warm and spirited outing throughout.

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Hong Kong Police Clear Some Protest Barricades

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 7:58pm

The police removed barricades marking off areas that pro-democracy protesters have been occupying for two week. A police statement said it was an attempt to ease congestion, not to remove protesters.

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Cameron Esposito, Flying Lotus, And 'The Princess Bride'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:57pm

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, comedian Cameron Esposito discusses her new album, as does Flying Lotus, and we get a look behind the scenes of The Princess Bride.

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The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 4:50pm

Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by reality shows that pit chefs against each other.

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