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Christopher Titus is a loser

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Plenty of comics know that tragedy can make for some great comedy, but few have mastered it the way Christopher Titus has. After all, he’s got plenty of great material to work with: a dead, crazy mom; a dead, alcoholic dad; a dead marriage; and a dead television show...

Spinnin’ on a rock in space

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It’s early November, and high winds are whipping up tiny whirlwinds in the parking lot of a quadplex in Nederland where Ted Bruner lives...

HEAVY ROTATION: The revolution will not be televised

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‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ by Gil Scott-Heron “The first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind...

Teddy Pendergrass’ widow and son at war over wills

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PHILADELPHIA — Teddy Pendergrass left an indelible music legacy when he died in January. He didn't leave much else...

The misunderstanding of Hobo Johnson

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Watching the video for “Peach Scone,” the one that Sacramento-based band Hobo Johnson and The LoveMakers submitted for the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert,...

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake talk about sleeping together , onscreen

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Mila Kunis feels the need to set the record straight...

A tale of two predators

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In 1989, a jury found Brent Brents, then 18, guilty of raping two children. He spent the next 15 years in jail, and when he got out in July 2004, he went on a terrifying rampage, raping and assaulting dozens of men, women and children until his capture in February ...

Jaime Escalante, teacher who was subject of ‘Stand and Deliver,’ dies...

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LOS ANGELES — Jaime Escalante, the charismatic former East Los Angeles...

New podcast, ‘The Syndicate,’ details one of the nation’s largest marijuana...

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As a journalist — a good one, anyway — when the main source in your story is a professional skydiver who used his plane...

The long goodbye

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Dick Johnson isn’t dead. Not yet, at least. But he will be. We all will, sooner or later. And it’s sooner for Dick if...

‘Why’d ya spill yer beans?’

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As the story goes, the Greek titan Prometheus so loved man that he stole fire from Mount Olympus and brought it to Earth for all...

David Allan Coe’s stained legacy

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David Allan Coe’s stained legacy When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy,” wrote William Hazlitt, “it ceases to be a subject of interest.” Apply that maxim to country music legend David Allan Coe, and you’ll get a mixed bag of love and hate. At one ...