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Fox News Obsessed With Grilling Hillary Clinton On Benghazi

Hillary Clinton is busy promoting her new book, "Hard Choices," but when she stopped by Fox News, Conan noticed the conversation seemed to focus on just one topic.<p>The talk show host points out that during the interview Bret Baier relentlessly grills Clinton on Benghazi, even substituting the word …

ACA Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDS Will Not Be Tolerated

Last week marked a grim anniversary. Thirty-three years ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published their first report of a rare form of pneumonia that was killing gay men. Those terrifying early days of the AIDS plague were recently brought to life in the new HBO production …

The Common Core: Disabling Compassion

What would James Baldwin, one of America's greatest non-fiction writers, have to say about the Common Core expectation that a high school senior's reading diet be 70 percent non-fiction text?<p>First, on the topic of standards, Baldwin might restate what he once told a group of teachers, his belief …

Why is Messiaen suddenly so popular?

There has been a large spike in traffic to my 2012 post <i>Is Olivier Messiaen part of the Vichy myth?</i> seen above. Traffic logs show the traffic as …

Mahler is not the only food on the table

In that photo taken at the Vienna villa of the artist Carl Moll, probably in 1905, the guests at the al fresco dinner are, left to right, Max …

It's the only good bit in the whole thing

Is it my imagination or is the composer anniversary bandwagon finally running out of steam? Today is the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birth. …

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

<i>One</i>, two, three, <i>one</i>, two, three, <i>one</i>, two, three: That's the rhythm of a waltz. It's one of the world's most common dance forms. And you'd be forgiven if this triple-time pattern conjures up mental images of ball gowns and fancy-pants manners. But this quintessential high-society dance has some …

A Musical-Comedy Journey Through America

The Shouts & Murmurs in this week’s magazine, “Liner Notes,” written by George Saunders, is a loonily satiric rumination on music, America, and creative collaboration that imagines, for example, Beyoncé singing about making love to Jay Z astride the atomic bomb. Saunders’s piece will serve as …

A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

It really opens doors. At times we don't often know what's really inside because they're not speaking. This helps give them the voice. There's much more to these children than we realize.<p><i>(This is Part 2 of a two-part report. Read the full piece here.)</i><p>On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks …

Rhythm Section: Spending A Week Trying To Catch The Beat

This week on <i>All Things Considered</i> and <i>Morning Edition</i>, we're listening closely to the beats and the pulses that are all around us, and inside us, every day, trying to hear rhythms in a new way. Of course we're are aware that music and poetry (and the drip of our neighbor's air conditioner and the …

Chick-Fil-A Debuts New Homophobic Sandwich

<i>'Queer-Hatin' Cordon Bleu' Goes On Sale Wednesday</i><p>ATLANTA—As part of its recent efforts to publicly align itself with fundamentalist Christian values, …

Fucking Loser At Movie All By Himself

NEW YORK—Sources are confirming that a sad fucking loser, who many speculate has no friends or anyone in his life to talk to, is currently attending …

No One At Baseball Game Has Any Idea What Inning It Is, What Score Is, What Teams Playing

CINCINNATI—Despite their earnest efforts to follow along with the action during Friday’s matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati …