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John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar.

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On World Cafe, NPR's Ann Powers highlights Americana's diversity in her picks from the festival.

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Liam Neeson isn't taken in this latest thriller, but he does perpetuate his tough guy act.  Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera keeps pace with a score that features an unusual instrument.

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Hear four songs from the country star's new double album, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.

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