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In Inherent Vice, Joaquin Phoenix (left) plays a burned-out hippie private e...
Ray Davies discusses 50 years with The Kinks; jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three jazz books out this holiday season; Josh Brolin, who stars in Inherent Vice, still wonders if he's good enough.
The FBI says the man behind the online drug market Silk Road, who dreamed of a utopian marketplace, did terrible things to protect it. This story originally ran Dec. 2 on All Things Considered.
A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.
Last week, KUT's Matt Largey reported on a collection of human brains at the University of Texas — many of which had disappeared. He tells NPR's Scott Simon we now know what may have happened.
Chris Rock talked with Audie Cornish from NPR's New York bureau....
Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.
Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.