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The Picture Show
1:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

As Film Fades, Photographer Makes A Huge (Huge) Statement

Dennis Manarchy with one of his 6-foot-tall negatives.
Courtesy of Dennis Manarchy

Originally published on Fri March 2, 2012 12:03 pm

Photographer Dennis Manarchy has taken the idea of large-format and ... enlarged it. To make his portraits, Manarchy goes inside a 35-foot-long camera. He uses a 6-foot-tall negative. And to process the film, he says, "you gotta get really nasty."

The result, he says, is the "most unbelievably beautiful thing you've ever seen in your life."

Granted, he's biased. And I haven't been to his Chicago studio to see the portraits he's already made — but can only imagine the spectacle and resolution of a negative that large.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:59 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Drum Fill Friday

Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 2, 2012 12:38 pm

I think this week's are pretty easy. Below are six drum intros and fills. Match the intro or fill to the album it's from. If you get it right, the artist and song names will appear.

As always, if you've got a drum fill or intro you think would be good for the quiz, let us know in the comments section.

More drum fill quizzes.

Mountain Stage
12:59 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Marti Jones And Don Dixon On Mountain Stage

Marti Jones and Don Dixon.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri March 2, 2012 7:00 am

Husband and wife duo Don Dixon and Marti Jones make their tenth appearance on Mountain Stage to play songs from their new album, Living Stereo. After performing together for more than 30 years, the pair continues to stake their claim as great songwriters, singers and musicians.

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The Two-Way
12:53 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

U.N. Panel Says Findings On Gadhafi's Death Are Incoclusive

The late Moammar Gadhafi attends the opening session of the Africa-EU summit in November 2010.
Mahmud Turkia AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations expert panel found that both sides in the conflict leading up to Moammar Gadhafi's demise in Libya last year were responsible for war crimes.

The AP reports:

"The U.N.-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Libya says in its report published Friday that "international crimes, specifically crimes against humanity and war crimes, were committed by Gadhafi forces."

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The Salt
12:43 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

American History Baked Into The Loaves Of White Bread

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is an associate professor of politics at Whitman College. He specializes in the politics of the global food system.
Greg Lehman Courtesy Beacon Press

White bread, like vanilla, is one of those foods that's become a metaphor for blandness. But it wasn't always that way.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, professor of food politics at Whitman College, tells Weekend Edition's Rachel Martin that white bread was a deeply contentious food — ever since the early 1900s' ideas of "racial purity" up to the cultural revolution of the 1960s. He documents that cultural legacy in his new book, White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.

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