Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go ‘Cheek To Cheek’ On New Album

by Jeff Lunden You might think they go together like oil and water, or chalk and cheese. "I think it's probably what a lot of people are thi...

Bill Cosby's Huge, Complicated Post-'Cosby Show' Legacy

Bill Cosby’s Huge, Complicated Post-‘Cosby Show’ Legacy

byk Gene Demby Sept. 20 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of The Cosby Show, the wildly successful sitcom starring Bill Cosby. Dependi...

Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

Examining Bill Cosby’s Legacy As ‘The Cosby Show’ Turns 30

by Eric Deggans The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th birthday on Saturday. It was a monster hit inspired by the comedy and life experiences of...

Women Can't Make Sushi, And Other Fishy Myths, Busted

Women Can’t Make Sushi, And Other Fishy Myths, Busted

by April Fulton and Allison Aubrey The once rarefied taste of raw fish has now become an American staple. Sushi is found at the humblest of ...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Eric Darius performing Chillin' Out only on McQsJazz.com...

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

by Michel Martin OK, I sort of made it to Broadway. It's WNYC's Greene Space in SoHo, the New York City neighborhood. Friday is date night. ...

Steve Coleman, Saxophonist And Innovative Composer, Named MacArthur Fellow

Steve Coleman, Saxophonist And Innovative Composer, Named MacArthur Fellow

by Patrick Jarenwattananon Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, 57, has been named one of 21 new recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship...

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

by Anya Kamenetz It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. "I've applied all kinds of pla...

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Iraq’s Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

by Alice Fordham It's a hot night in Baghdad, and the national theater is packed with people who are here to see the Iraqi National Symphony Or...

Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

by Cory Turner I went to Los Angeles to report a story on brain science. A new study had just been released, exploring how music instruction he...

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Bolano's Newly Translated Novel Wrests Beauty From Despair

Bolano’s Newly Translated Novel Wrests Beauty From Despair

by Juan Vidal When Roberto Bolano died in 2003, he left behind a body of work that would later distinguish him as the most commanding writer to have emerged from Latin America in the last few decades. Although he gained international acc...

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'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

‘Passages’ Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

by NPR Staff Journalist and author Gail Sheehy has taken readers into the minds and hearts of countless important figures. Throughout her career, she's written in-depth character portraits of Hillary Clinton, Michael Gorbachev and Margar...

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Jennifer Hudson 'Jenniferizes' New Album With Positive Energy

Jennifer Hudson ‘Jenniferizes’ New Album With Positive Energy

by NPR Staff Ten and a half years ago, a 22-year-old Chicagoan stepped in front of a trio of judges to audition for the third season of American Idol. Jennifer Hudson would finish in just seventh place that season, but she'd go on...

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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

by Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles If you've ever volunteered in a soup kitchen, you know the feeling of having served others. But what about those on the other side of the food line? Are they getting what they need most? Robert Egg...

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

by Nancy Shute There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run and actually makes it worse. But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head...

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Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

by Lauren Silverman For tens of thousands of years, the skeleton of a giant mammoth lay in one place: a gravel pit about 50 miles south of Dallas. A few months ago, the bones were unearthed — and now they're on the move. Paleont ...

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Over Spain’s Objections, Catalonia Plans Referendum On Independence

by Lauren Frayer In sultry Barcelona, it was a unexpected gathering of bagpipes, tartan plaid, Scotch and even haggis — the traditional Scottish innards-and-oatmeal dish. Spaniards turned out en masse to celebrate Scotland's ref ...

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All’s Fair In Love And (The Rubber Used To Make) Condoms

by Rae Ellen Bichell Finding the right condom just got a little bit more like finding a good cabbage. Picky shoppers might notice labels on condom boxes these days that say fair trade, non-GMO and all natural. Condoms don't jus ...

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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn’t Often Go As Planned

by Greg Myre As the U.S. steps up arms and training, Syria's "moderate" rebels are joining a long line of resistance movements the Americans have backed over the decades, from Angola to Afghanistan. The high-water mark was Preside ...

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Scotland’s Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

by Krishnadev Calamur British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "everyone in England, Wales and Northern ...

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To Foil Russia’s Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

by Corey Flintoff It's been six weeks since Moscow slapped a ban on foods imported from the United States, the European Union and other countries that sanctioned Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. The implications of that move ar ...

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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India’s Flood Victims

by Rhitu Chatterjee When the floods hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of September, Delhi resident Raheel flood, kashmir, india, social media, twitter,Khursheed was preparing to visit his hometown, Anantnag. "By ...

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A Tall And Silly Tale Signifies Nothing In ‘Tusk’

by Mark Jenkins In Kevin Smith's best movies — and his worst ones, for that matter — the characters talk a whole lot of nonsense. That's also true of Tusk, the writer-director's second foray into horror. This time, the villain ac ...

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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

by Nurith Aizenman American doctor and Ebola survivor Kent Brantly had senators in Congress riveted this week, as he told them the story of a patient named Francis. Francis lived in Liberia's capital, and as he lay dying of Ebola, ...

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

by Brian Naylor It was three years ago that Joshua Fattal tasted freedom again. Fattal was one of three Americans who were seized as they hiked in Iraqi Kurdistan near the Iranian border. He was held for 26 months by the Tehran governmen ...

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