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"I think it's a terrible critical sin to try to be different," says Robert C...
Billy Joel once tore up his writing on stage. Lou Reed accused him of a fetish that even Fifty Shades of Grey wouldn't touch. If he found your music bloated or tiresome, Robert Christgau brandished...
Monsoon clouds loom over New Delhi, the city at the center of Raj Kamal Jha'...
As a newspaper editor in New Delhi, Raj Kamal Jha has a front row seat to the rapid changes in his hometown. New jobs and a strong economy have made the city a magnet for people across India.His new...
In Selma, director of photography Bradford Young wanted the camera to feel l...
Just two months into 2015, cinematographer Bradford Young is already having a big year.Two acclaimed movies, Selma and A Most Violent Year, bear his name as Director of Photography."It's an...
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Freedom House paramedics, who first were deployed in the 1960s, provided a c...
In the 1960s, Pittsburgh, like most cities, was segregated by race. But people of all colors suffered from lack of ambulance care. Police were the ones who responded to medical emergency calls."Back...
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"I want them to feel like rock stars," says teacher Diane Downs....
"Too good not to share," Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page wrote Feb. 20 on his Facebook page. "Have a rocking weekend!"He was referring to this YouTube video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists...
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Julissa Arce's tourist visa expired when she was 14. She excelled in high sc...
Julissa Arce was born in Mexico, and came to the United States on a tourist visa when she was 11. It expired a few years later — but Arce didn't leave. Instead, she excelled in high school and...
How do siblings get around the "no touching" rule during the Ebola outbreak ...
When Alex Tran went off to Sierra Leone to work as an epidemiologist, his parents were worried. His mom was "a wreck," according to his sister Jen, who followed him into the Ebola hot zone a few...