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Learn Arabic in just 25 years

American travel and food writer Zora O'Neill studied Arabic for seven years when she was younger. In 2011, post-Arab Spring, she traveled the Arab world to learn how the language is spoken by people as different from one another as Moroccans and Emiratis. Her new book, "All Strangers are Kin," is a travel memoir held together by her passion for the language.

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Without ska, there would be no reggae

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In the 1960s, rock 'n' roll gave birth to many new styles of popular music. One of those was Ska, which originated in Jamaica and was a precursor to reggae. Filmmaker Brad Klein has just come out with a documentary tracing the history of ska, "Legends of Ska. Without ska, there is no reggae."