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3:56pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: Fighter Who Won't Quit And Country Rap

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 12:27 pm

Zach Lynch/MMA Photography

3:56pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

How Verdi Improved On Shakespeare

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 1:22 pm

Johan Botha as the title character and Renée Fleming as Desdemona in the Metropolitan Opera's fall 2012 run of Verdi's Otello.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

This past week may have been a rough one for the classical world, but there is something to look forward to.

This coming week, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, composer of the best opera of all time. (That's right, Wagner fans. Start writing those letters.)

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2:56pm

Sat October 5, 2013
World

What A Downed Black Hawk In Somalia Taught America

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:44 am

A U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over Somalia in September 1993, a month before the battle of Mogadishu.
Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images

This week marked the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, the deadliest firefight U.S. forces had faced since Vietnam.

The incident ultimately pushed the U.S. out of Somalia, leaving a safe haven for extremist groups.

It continues to impact U.S. foreign policy today, from the rise of Islamists to the nation's reaction when asked to send American troops into harm's way.

'Things Did Not Go Well'

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1:58pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Author Interviews

How Reddit Emerged From A Rejected (And Very Different) Idea

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 4:36 pm

iStockphoto.com

Reddit calls itself "the front page of the Internet." The social news site and global discussion board has become increasingly popular since it launched in 2005. Topics range from politics and entertainment to animal videos and conspiracy theories. Many public figures have used Reddit to reach out to fans and supporters, and last year, President Obama used the site to answer voter questions live.

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1:18pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

It's Been A Really Bad Week For Classical Music

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 4:36 pm

In Minneapolis, demonstrations in support of musicians have drawn regular support during the yearlong Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute.
Euan Kerr Minnesota Public Radio

The world of classical music has had a very turbulent week. Carnegie Hall's labor dispute with its stagehands led to the cancellation of its opening-night gala.

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