The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy have been well-documented by now, more than two weeks after the storm first landed on American soil. But, as is usually the case in the weeks and months following a natural disaster of news-cycle-dominating proportions, the attendant stories of hope, tragedy, heroism, frustration, and downright absurdity are only just […]

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News

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July 29, 2015 | NPR · Google’s already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.
 

AFP/Getty Images
July 29, 2015 | NPR · A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.
 

Getty
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Currently the president of European soccer’s governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.
 

Arts & Life

AP
July 29, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker opens up about being an “imperfectionist” and how his current marriage started as “a fling.”
 

NPR
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
 

American Library Association
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in any real sense. Instead, it’s among a number of fakes that mapmakers planted to foil plagiarists. It inspired John Green to write his book (and now movie) Paper Towns.
 

Music

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July 29, 2015 | NPR · Winston Yellen’s folk project dims the lights on a new collection inspired by electronic pop and R&B.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Grandiose, industrial pop scaled to match the band’s all-caps name: What Mad Max: Fury Road is to the road movie, Death Magic is to synth-pop.
 

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July 29, 2015 | NPR · On a razor-edged LP produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Brooklyn punks stare down the judgment of peers, the corruption of institutions and the clumsiness of gendered language.
 

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