This song by Nashville-based indie-poet-twangers Silver Jews has what I consider to be one of the greatest lines of all time: “And I wanna be like water if I can/ ‘cuz water doesn’t give a damn.”

 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients’ behalf.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker’s Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · As part of the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood’s Scribbler Moon will not be read until 2114. Trees, that will be made into paper for that text, were planted last year in Norway.
 

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May 26, 2015 | NPR · Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Six albums into its existence, the Philly punk band is still all or nothing. Hear the propulsive yet subdued “D-Minor” from mewithoutYou’s new record, Pale Horses.
 

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May 27, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The music of the saxophonist’s three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · “It’s a ghost town, essentially,” Jewell says of her hometown. “I mean, that’s how it’s listed on the map. It’s about as Western as it gets.”
 

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