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Polio damaged Haden's voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, he helped shape the sound of jazz and spanned country and gospel. He died Friday at 76.
Melissa Block talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the final two matches in the World Cup: Brazil against the Netherlands in a fight for third place, and Argentina against Germany in the final.
Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.
Mark Rothko, Panel Four (Harvard Mural), 1962...
In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.
Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.
Every profession has a jargon all its own; musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer terms distinctive to music: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland."