Music

Monkey See
11:57 am
Mon June 11, 2012

'Bunheads' Doesn't Need To Be Studied, Just Enjoyed

Sutton Foster stars in Bunheads, premiering Monday night on ABC Family.
Adam Taylor ABC Family

The advent of serious, thoughtful, artistically ambitious television has brought us many marvelous shows: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife. And the growth of comedies with strong points of view has allowed oddball projects like 30 Rock and Community to emerge and earn praise.

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Author Interviews
11:51 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Joan Rivers Hates You And Everyone Else

Joan Rivers says her material has only gotten stronger with age. "I always say, 'What are you going to do? Are you going to fire me? Been fired. Going to be bankrupt? Been bankrupt.'"
Courtesy of the author

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 12:18 pm

Joan Rivers doesn't hold anything back.

Over the course of her 50-year career, Rivers has made fun of her bankruptcy, her many facelifts, her husband's suicide and the sacrifices she made over the years as a female standup performer.

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It's All Politics
11:51 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Paul Krugman: Obama 'Screwed Up' Private-Sector Line

Paul Krugman.
CBS This Morning screenshot

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 6:40 pm

Paul Krugman knows what President Obama was trying to get at during a Friday news conference when he veered dangerously off-message to say "The private-sector is doing fine."

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The Two-Way
11:48 am
Mon June 11, 2012

U.S. Negotiators Will Leave Pakistan Without Deal To Reopen Supply Route

The United States is pulling a team of negotiators from Pakistan and they will be leaving without securing a deal to reopen an important military supply line into Afghanistan.

Reuters reports:

"'I believe that some of the team left over the weekend and the remainder of the team will leave shortly,' George Little, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters. 'This was a U.S. decision.'"

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Studio Sessions
11:34 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Ryan Shaw, The New Voice Of American Soul?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. These days, when people talk about the leading names in R&B and soul, a certain big-voiced British woman is often the first name to come to mind, but there's an American in the house whose name is being mentioned in the same sentence as some of the leading voices in soul. His name is Ryan Shaw.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LOVE")

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Opinion
11:27 am
Mon June 11, 2012

The New Republic: Calling Truce In The "Leak Wars"

Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, hold a news conference in Washington, D.C. Graham has criticized President Obama for his handling of intelligence leaks.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Nathan Pippenger is a reporter-researcher at The New Republic.

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Monkey See
11:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

The Most Intriguing, Promising, Not-Here-Yet Games Of E3

A scene from the new version of video game Halo 4, shown at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 6:53 pm

The controlled chaos and wonderfully oppressive din of E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo), the world's most important videogame expo, has ended. During the event in downtown Los Angeles, many journalists and fan sites distributed awards purporting to name the best games of the show. The problem? These games aren't even completed. Sometimes, they aren't even playable at the show. These awards, therefore, have become both ubiquitous and nearly meaningless.

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Opinion
10:56 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Foreign Policy: Good Leak, Bad Leak

President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. His administration is coping with criticism over its handling of intelligence leaks and their sources.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 11:48 am

Uri Friedman is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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All Tech Considered
10:44 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

Zooey Deschanel appears in an iPhone 4S Siri commercial.
Apple.com

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 1:44 pm

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Jazz
10:27 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Radio-Active Jazz: Willard Fields and the Return of Local Jazz to WHQR

In the quiet of the WHQR music library, on a slow Sunday afternoon, Willard Fields sat across from me at a large writing desk. His easy manner reflects a life doing mostly what he feels passionate about – radio and jazz.

Fields speaks with pride about his father who was one of the first black broadcasters in the Midwest, but music, it must be said, is what lit Fields' path in broadcasting.

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