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SPONSOR: Germany's Captain Capa Go Globetrotting with Lufthansa

As part of Lufthansa's "inspired by travel" series, the airline sent German electro-pop band Captain Capa to Tokyo to experience the local culture and draw inspiration for their music. As it turns out, Captain Capa has long had an interest in Japanese pop culture, including anime, so this fulfilled a lifelong dream for them.

You can check out more of Lufthansa's worldwide cultural travels at lufthansa.com and you can follow them on Facebook.

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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