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Legendary songwriter Bob Dylan is once again at the center of a controversy about plagiarism, but this time it's not about his words or his music — it's about his painting.

The Asia Series, Dylan's current one-man show at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, was initially billed as the musician's visual response to his travels through Asia. But as it turns out, many of the pictures are direct copies from historical photographs.

Have plans for this Friday? Harold Camping does.

We have a bit of history with Herman Melville's Moby-Dick here at Monkey See. It was the second selection in our I Will If You Will Book Club after Twilight (true story!), and we read the entire thing together in the spring of 2010.

Obama Commences Bus Tour In N.C., Va.

Oct 17, 2011

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President Obama traded Air Force One for a bus today as he set out on a campaign-style trip through North Carolina and Virginia. First stop: Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

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For more on the Kinder Morgan deal and natural gas industry as a whole, we're joined now by Daniel Yergin. He's an energy industry watcher and chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Welcome to the program once again.

DANIEL YERGIN: Thank you.

Book Review: '1Q84'

Oct 17, 2011

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The U.S. Postal Service needs a rescue plan. It's billions of dollars in the red and fewer and fewer people are sending first class mail. Congress and the Postal Service's leaders have failed to come up with a solution so far and thousands of layoffs are looming.

Three-Minute Fiction

Oct 16, 2011

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We'll be announcing the winner of round seven of our Three-Minute Fiction contest in just a few weeks. So while we sort through your 3,000-plus entries, here's another favorite.

'The Breakfast Club' Meets Hell In 'Damned'

Oct 16, 2011

Meet Maddy Spencer — or, to be exact, Madison Desert Flower Rosa Parks Coyote Trickster Spencer — a ridiculous name she takes great pains to hide. She's 13, brainy, a little dumpy and very, very dead.

Maddy is the heroine of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's new novel, Damned. It's a sort of coming-of-age tale, except that none of the characters can actually age. They're all dead and in hell.

William Shatner's Own Space Oddity

Oct 16, 2011

He's been a starship captain, a Karamazov brother, a cop, a lawyer and a science-fiction author. Now, William Shatner returns to the recording studio for a new, space-themed spoken-word album, Seeking Major Tom.

When the United States took control of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War in 1898, one of the first things the U.S. did was send in American teachers. The goal was to establish a public school system and turn the Philippines into an English-speaking country.

It worked so well that two centuries later, American schools started traveling to the Philippines to recruit teachers to come here.

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The Jayhawks: Just Like Old Times

Oct 15, 2011

In 1992, the album Hollywood Town Hall launched the career of the Minnesota band The Jayhawks, making it a seminal force in the burgeoning sound known as alt-country. Co-founders Mark Olson and Gary Louris found their harmonies and their songwriting styles fit together like few others, and The Jayhawks toured relentlessly — so much so that it took them three years to follow up that hit album with a new one.

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U.S. Sends Troops To Uganda

Oct 14, 2011

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It's been a big year for Hollywood remakes — more than a dozen, not counting sequels. There were new versions of Conan the Barbarian and Arthur this summer. Fresh incarnations of Footloose and The Thing open today. And soon we'll see Hollywood's take on the Swedish hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Cue the standard complaint: Hollywood has run out of ideas.

Hold on, though. Let's think this through.

Obama Pushes Free Trade Agenda In Detroit

Oct 14, 2011

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Epstein Leaves Red Sox For Cubs

Oct 13, 2011

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'The Mountaintop' Opens On Broadway

Oct 13, 2011

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Tonight, a new play opens on Broadway about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth. It's called "The Mountain Top." The play features some well known names: Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. King and Angela Bassett as a mysterious visitor to his room at the Loraine Motel in Memphis.

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