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British Sea Power Release New Single, "Living Is So Easy" (stream)

In advance of their new album, Valhalla Dancehall -- out January 11 on Rough Trade -- British Sea Power will release a new single, "Living Is So Easy", available exclusively through iTunes November 30. The single is (according to the group) their "most electronic song to date... a mixture of Serge Gainsbourg and Ralf and Florian era Kraftwerk with a sprinking of Stock, Aitken, and Waterman". Find out for yourself through the free stream below.

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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