Tue May 24, 2011
World Cafe

Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday On World Cafe

Suze Rotolo (right) on the cover of Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Courtesy of the artist

Suze Rotolo has been described as the '60s muse of Bob Dylan, the girl behind some of his most moving love songs and rousing political statements. The two met in the early 1960s in New York, and fell in love. She was a "red diaper baby," born to Communist sympathizers in the McCarthy era. She was living a politically active life in bohemian Greenwich Village when she met Dylan at a concert. Dylan described it as love at first sight, and the two soon became romantically involved.

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Thu May 19, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

CDC Has Tips For 'Zombie Apocalypse' And Other Disasters

Originally published on Thu May 19, 2011 11:40 am

Here's a simple public health message: If you've prepared for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for just about anything.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seized on the idea as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.

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Wed May 18, 2011
World Cafe

James McCartney On World Cafe

James McCartney, song of Paul, appeared on World Cafe.
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As son of Paul McCartney, the former Beatle and one of the most commercially successful songwriters of all time, it should come as no surprise that James McCartney has the music in him. The singer, songwriter and sculptor has been involved with his father's career for some time, contributing to solo albums and even accompanying Sir Paul on tour.

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Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Bob Dylan: China Did Not Censor Me

Bob Dylan, during an April 8, 2011 concert in Shanghai.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Ever since Bob Dylan performed in China last month, he's gotten a ton of flak. At the time, Reuters reported that the the Chinese cultural ministry allowed Dylan to perform "approved content," and that Dylan "did not sing anything that might have overtly offended China's Communist rulers, like The Times They Are A-Changin'."

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Wed May 11, 2011
First Listen

First Listen: Danger Mouse And Daniele Luppi, 'Rome'

Originally published on Mon May 9, 2011 12:01 am

Left to right: Jack White, Norah Jones, Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton), Daniele Luppi. Rome comes out May 17.
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The long-anticipated brainchild of producer-composer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi, Rome benefits from a bit of context.

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