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12:00am

Mon August 6, 2012
Crime In The City

Author Peter James And Sidekick Track Seaside Crime

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 7:39 am

After turning over a book to his publisher, Peter James wakes up the next day and starts on the next one.
Gareth Ransome

Any tour of Brighton, England, has to begin at the Royal Pavilion, according to crime writer Peter James. Built by a king for his mistress 200 years ago, its Taj Mahal-like spires are the city's best-known landmark.

James' latest novel, Not Dead Yet, features — spoiler alert! — a pivotal scene in the pavilion's dining room, with its one-and-a-half ton crystal chandelier. Without giving too much away — the book won't be released in the U.S. until November – let's just say it might have something to do with the aforementioned chandelier.

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11:59pm

Sun August 5, 2012
Dead Stop

In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 10:02 am

Fans leave all manner of mementos at Andy Warhol's grave site, near Pittsburgh. This spring, a local Warhol impersonator wrapped the grave stone in colorful paper for an entire month.
Madelyn Roehrig

Andy Warhol is often remembered as larger than life, but it's all too easy to miss where he's buried.

The pop artist's grave is in the modest St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, on a hill overlooking a highway about 20 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh.

Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum, says it's a pretty typical cemetery for Pennsylvanians with Eastern European roots.

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7:12pm

Sun August 5, 2012
The Record

Chavela Vargas, Legendary Ranchera Singer, Dies

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:23 pm

Chavela Vargas performing in Buenos Aires in 2004.
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A legend of Latin American song has died. Chavela Vargas was a cultural icon across the Spanish-speaking world, with a voice that redefined notions of beauty and an attitude that brashly bent gender roles. Vargas died Sunday; she was 93.

She was born Isabel Vargas Lizano in Costa Rica, but audiences knew her as Chavela, a hard-partying, rabble-rousing, fiery singer who adopted Mexico as her homeland and began singing on the streets in her early teens.

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5:43am

Fri August 3, 2012
KALW Almanac

August 3, 2012

216th day of 2012, 150 remaining

Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 8:16pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 8:02am, rising at 9:01pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:53am/7:06pm
High Tides: 12:28pm/1:51pm

Special Celebrations today:

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2:30am

Fri August 3, 2012
Middle East

Iran's Supreme Leader Has Photos To Share

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