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2:34pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Fine Art

New Paintings Reignite The Bob Dylan Copycat Debate

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 6:23 pm

The Asia Series is Bob Dylan's first exhibit in New York.

William Claxton AP

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.

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2:13pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Business

Cultivating A Wine Market In N.Y.'s Finger Lakes

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 3:50 pm

Grapes hang in a vineyard overlooking Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

Randall Tagg AP

New York's Finger Lakes region is named for its 11 long, thin lakes that run north to south below Lake Ontario. As it turns out, the hills surrounding these lakes are fertile ground for grapes, and the region is starting to gain recognition for its wines.

But because of the nature of marketing and selling new wines, it's still pretty tough to buy a bottle from the Finger Lakes region.

The area does have a long history of growing grapes: There have been wild grapes there for untold centuries. The vines are hardy and able to withstand occasional subzero temperatures.

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1:33pm

Tue October 18, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Celebrating U.K. Folk

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 7:00 am

Clockwise from left: Donovan, Laura Marling, Richard Thompson, Mumford & Sons.

Andee Nathonson/Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artists

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe, revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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1:31pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Middle East

Freed Israeli Soldier Seeks Return To 'Quiet Life'

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:19 am

Released Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (second from right), walks with Israeli Defense Minster Ehud Barak (left), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left) and Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, at the Tel Nof Air base in southern Israel on Tuesday. Shalit was freed after more than five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip.

Israel Defense Ministry AP

In a dramatic day that took him from captivity in the Gaza Strip to his home village in northern Israel, soldier Gilad Shalit was freed Tuesday after more than five years as a prisoner of Palestinian militants.

His release was cause for celebration in Israel, and nowhere more so than in Mitzpe Hila, where he was welcomed by several hundred neighbors and close friends who had long pressed for his release.

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1:06pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Sports

Analysts Point To Several Factors In Wheldon's Death

When the race cars began to collide Sunday on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dr. Terry Trammell immediately muted his television. He watched in silence to focus on the signs of injury based on car positions and how the safety crew was responding. When he saw the helicopter arrive, he knew that someone was severely injured. Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was pronounced dead two hours later.

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