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11:57 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Man Arrested On US Airways Flight After Impersonating Pilot

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 9:59 am

A 61-year-old French man on a US Airways flight out of Philadelphia almost got an upgrade by playing pilot.

Philippe Jernnard of La Rochelle, France, had a ticket and was denied an upgrade for the West Palm Beach, Fla., flight departing Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday. He later showed up in the cockpit jump seat wearing a white shirt with an Air France logo and a black jacket with epaulets, CBS News reports.

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The Picture Show
11:57 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Beta Israel: Snapshots Of The Ethiopian Jewish Community

Facilitated by the Israeli government, a young couple and their children are going on aliyah from Ethiopia β€” a purposeful ascent, or "going up" to Israel. The facial cross tattoos, often sought to hide their Jewish origins, are frequently removed once they have arrived in Israel.
Ilan Ossendryver

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 8:24 am

For South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver, photographing the Ethiopian Jewish community, also known as Beta Israel, started out professional but ended up personal.

His decades-long body of work is now represented in the exhibit "Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land," at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Ossendryver admits that he didn't know much about Ethiopian Jews before receiving an assignment years ago to cover their migration to Israel. Turns out that assignment wasn't so easy.

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Author Interviews
11:57 am
Mon March 25, 2013

At 80, Philip Roth Reflects On Life, Literature And The Beauty Of Naps

The Library of America recently published the ninth and final volume of a complete collection of Philip Roth's works, and a new documentary on PBS looks back on his prolific career.
Courtesy PBS

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 12:01 pm

Philip Roth turned 80 years old this week, and his hometown of Newark, N.J. β€” a city he left long ago, but often returns to in his books β€” honored the man often acclaimed as America's greatest living novelist with a marching band, a birthday cake in the shape of books piled high and lots of symposia.

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Movie Interviews
11:57 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Maori-Mentored, Soul-Singing Mom Inspired 'The Sapphires'

In The Sapphires, an R&B-loving musician helps turn four Australian aboriginal women into a soul act. From left: Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman) and Kay (Shari Sebbens).
The Weinstein Company

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 7:13 am

In the late 1960s, an all-girl singing group hit it big. But they didn't come from Detroit or Memphis β€” the four young aboriginal women hailed from the Australian Outback.

At the time, aboriginal people were just gaining basic civil rights, like voting and being counted as Australian citizens. The girls faced intense racism at home, but they took their act all the way to Vietnam to entertain American troops.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Professional Pickpocket Apollo Robbins Plays Not My Job

Douglas Sonders

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 9:52 am

Apollo Robbins may be one of the few people in the world to proudly identify as a professional pickpocket. He shows off his skills in Vegas and elsewhere, and works as a consultant to help all kinds of organizations protect themselves from people like him.

We've invited Robbins to play a game called "Try to pick this pocket, hot shot!" He may know all about picking pockets, but what does he know about Hot Pockets? Three questions about microwavable turnovers.

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Remembrances
11:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Raising A Glass To Jim Barrett, Who Put American Wine On The Map

Jim Barrett, owner of Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley, holds a bottle of the 1973 chardonnay that won the 1976 Paris Tasting, in 1996. Barrett died Thursday at 86.
Eric Risberg AP

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 5:34 pm

If you've ever had a glass of California chardonnay that was not from a box, you can give a toast of thanks to Jim Barrett. The 86-year-old vintner passed away last week, after an interesting and varied life that left a lasting legacy in American wine production.

"The guy went from being an attorney to being on a submarine in the Korean War to owning one of the best American wineries," says Scott Wilson, one of the 3 Wine Guys, a podcasting trio of wine experts. "I mean it's a pretty amazing life."

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First Listen
11:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

First Listen: 'The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver'

The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver comes out April 2.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:57 am

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First Listen
11:55 am
Mon March 25, 2013

First Listen: Telekinesis, 'Dormarion'

Telekinesis' new album, Dormarion, comes out April 2.
Kyle Johnson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 7:00 am

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First Listen
11:55 am
Mon March 25, 2013

First Listen: Caveman, 'Caveman'

Caveman's new, self-titled album comes out April 2.
Philip Di Fiore Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:58 am

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Bands are often described as coming "out of nowhere," as if they'd sprung into existence fully formed and hadn't spent years writing songs and polishing their collective voice and sound. The New York City quintet Caveman only entered the national consciousness last year, but its searching, dreamily rendered, deftly executed pop-rock is the stuff of painstaking craftsmanship and creative relentlessness.

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First Listen
11:55 am
Mon March 25, 2013

First Listen: Bombino, 'Nomad'

Bombino's new album, Nomad, comes out April 2.
Ron Wyman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 9:39 pm

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