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Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012. Hear the show again. Photo by Erik Jacobs for NPR.

Natalie Cole, 'Unforgettable' Grammy-winning singer, has died -

"Our life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, as you get older, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended. You are always doing something that is required of you. Where is your bliss station? You have to try to find it. Get a phonograph and put on the music that you really love, even if it's corny music that nobody else respects." - Joseph Campbell

Shakespeare sometimes gets a bad rap in high schools for his complex plots and antiquated language. But a quick peek into the rhythm of his words reveals a poet deeply rooted in the way people spoke in his time — and still speak today. Why do Shakespeare’s words have such staying power? David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor uncover the power of iambic pentameter.


This Is Color A weird little lesson about color, in rainbow order.