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Melissa Block, Robert Siegel

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3:03pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Music Reviews

Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 5:25 pm

Kaani is Tal National's third studio album.
Courtesy of the artist

10:41am

Thu October 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Jack London Believed 'Function Of Man Is To Live, Not To Exist'

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 3:54 pm

Jack London's 1903 The Call of the Wild was a sensation — it sold one million copies and made London the most popular American writer of his generation. He's shown above in 1916, shortly before his death at age 40.
AP

A literary critic once remarked, "The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived." In his brief life, London sought adventure in the far corners of the world, from the frozen Yukon to the South Pacific, writing gripping tales of survival based on his experiences — including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and The Sea Wolf.

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4:36pm

Wed October 16, 2013
The Salt

So What Happens If The Movement To Label GMOs Succeeds?

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 6:09 pm

Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

I have a story on All Things Considered Wednesday (click on the audio link above to hear it) about the campaign to put labels on food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The idea is gaining ground in the Northeast — Maine and Connecticut passed labeling laws this summer, though they won't take effect unless more states do the same. And GMO labeling is on the ballot this November in Washington state.

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4:36pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Movie Reviews

Beat Manifesto: 'Kill Your Darlings,' Figuratively And ...

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:39 pm

In Kill Your Darlings, Dane DeHaan (left) plays Lucien Carr, a man whose charm and wit quickly command the attention of the young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) in their time at Columbia University. John Krokidas' film chronicles the "Libertine Circle" they inhabited — Ginsberg's nickname — and the events that would shatter it.
Clay Enos Sony Pictures Classics

Hollywood's been trying to get a handle on the Beat Poets for years. Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac led wild — and influential — lives. But films about them, like Naked Lunch and On the Road, have never really clicked with audiences. Kill Your Darlings may fare better, partly because it stars Daniel Radcliffe, and partly because the story centers as much on murder as on poetry.

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3:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Ecstatic Voices

The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:39 pm

Ben Zion Shenker (right) is a world-renowned composer in the Modzitzer tradition of Chasidic Judiaism.
Joel Lowy Courtesy of the artist

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