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6:32am

Sat December 31, 2011
Music Lists

The Year In Pop — From Iceland And Lebanon

Originally published on Thu January 12, 2012 7:14 pm

The Icelandic singer-songwriter Mugison performs in Los Angeles. Mugison had one of the most popular songs in his home country this year with "Stingum Af."
Michael Tullberg Getty Images

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3:39pm

Fri December 30, 2011
NPR Story

Johnson Discusses Opting To Seek Libertarian Nomination

Originally published on Sat January 21, 2012 8:30 am

Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico. He tells Robert why he decided to end his GOP presidential bid and instead seek the Libertarian nomination for president.

3:02pm

Fri December 30, 2011
Music News

What's That Sound? The Rhythm That Ruled 2011

"Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO was one of the dozens of pop hits this year to use the same hammering disco beat.
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1:19pm

Fri December 30, 2011
Movies

Bob Mondello Picks The Year's Top 10 (Plus 10)

Originally published on Tue January 3, 2012 10:25 am

'Pina': German filmmaker Wim Wenders' 3-D dance documentary is a homage to influential German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009.
Donata Wenders Neue Road Movies

Wizards, transformers and vampires did their best, but they couldn't transform 2011 into a magical year for Hollywood: Despite all the 3-D and IMAX screenings and the premium prices that come with them, industry box office sagged by half a billion dollars compared with last year. But quality? That's another story.

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11:47am

Fri December 30, 2011
Music News

Leaders Wanted: Protest Songs From The Arab Spring

Originally published on Fri December 30, 2011 3:40 pm

Tunisian rapper El Général's "The President of the Country" is an essential song of the Arab Spring.
Courtesy of the artist

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