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January 21, 2015 | NPR · If its songs demand that the listener get uncomfortably close to the viscera of romantic experience, they do so the better to expose how humans move through pain and finally justify leaving it behind.

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January 21, 2015 | NPR · In a raucous and revealing panel discussion at New York City’s Ace Hotel, the stars and creators of Comedy Central’s Broad City interview all three members of the newly reunited band.

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January 20, 2015 | NPR · The Rhode Island-born producer and DJ tells the story of the father/son talk he once had with Cam’ron, delineates EDM and hip-hop and calls out the whole music industry for being flaky.

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January 15, 2015 | NPR · The new Amazon series is a comedy, not a reality show — in any way, shape or form. But classical music fans may chuckle knowingly at the trials and tribulations of a young oboist in New York.

January 15, 2015 | NPR · Here’s the complete and unabridged answer to the question that the hosts of All Songs Considered get asked most often. White lies, all-nighters and a $100,000 sampler are involved.

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January 9, 2015 | NPR · The singer and songwriter played a major role in creating a contemporary, conservative gospel sound.

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January 8, 2015 | NPR · “Whatever I feel like is missing, or whatever type of track or energy I’m trying to feel or I feel like I’m not hearing in wherever music is at that period of time, I try to create it.”

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January 8, 2015 | WBGO · The 11th annual music marathon now features artists from around the world, but its main attraction is still the chance to hear new ideas from New York’s top improvisers.

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January 6, 2015 | NPR · Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple’s music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

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December 30, 2014 | NPR · “A lot of women would say Taylor Swift has the album of the year. I don’t think they’d be wrong. Taylor Swift, like Drake — I don’t want to like her, but yet, here I am.”


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January 25, 2015 | NPR · Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk.

January 25, 2015 | NPR · The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

January 25, 2015 | NPR · Police crackdown on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Arts & Life

January 25, 2015 | NPR · Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be “arbor.”

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January 25, 2015 | NPR · In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, “I feel like I knew this kid. … He’s just the worst version of who I was.”

January 25, 2015 | NPR · Critic Juan Vidal says winter is a time for turning inwards and warding off the chill with your favorite books, the ones you return to over and over again when the days get shorter and snow closes in.


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January 25, 2015 | NPR · Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR’s Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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January 25, 2015 | NPR · Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late ’90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.

January 24, 2015 | NPR · Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We’ll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British Parliament.

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