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9:10am

Wed August 21, 2013
Television

'Bridge' Actor Demian Bichir On Portraying Border Life

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 10:34 am

Mexican detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) teams up with his American counterpart, Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger), to solve a murder in FX's The Bridge.
Byron Cohen FX Network

The new FX series The Bridge begins with the discovery of a body on a bridge that connects El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. In it, a Mexican detective, played by Mexican actor Demian Bichir, has to work with an El Paso homicide cop to solve what turns out to be a serial murder case.

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8:19am

Wed August 21, 2013
Music Reviews

'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 9:10 am

Orrin Evans.
Courtesy of the artist

On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans' trio version of Ornette Coleman's "Blues Connotation," drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second-line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it.

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10:56am

Tue August 20, 2013
Music Reviews

'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:46 pm

John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S.
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10:56am

Tue August 20, 2013
Author Interviews

Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:36 am

The self-proclaimed sovereign principality of Sealand, aboard a World War II artillery platform, began hosting the Internet haven HavenCo in 2000.
AP

Today's Internet users have become accustomed to stories of hacking, identity theft and cyberattacks, but there was a time when the freedom and anonymity of the Web were new, and no one was sure what rules — if any — applied to its use. Many thought the Internet was beyond government regulation, its very chaos a source of creativity and strength.

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11:02am

Mon August 19, 2013
Author Interviews

'Lawrence' Of Arabia: From Archaeologist To War Hero

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 2:52 pm

T.E. Lawrence, shown here on Oct. 3, 1928, wore Arab clothing in an effort to be seen as trustworthy.
AP

One of the most intriguing figures of 20th-century warfare is T.E. Lawrence, the British army officer who immersed himself in the culture of the Arabian Peninsula's Bedouin tribes and played a key role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks during World War I. He became a well-known and romanticized figure in post-war England, and was immortalized in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.

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