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Why Is It Nearly Impossible for Musicians to Fly With Their Gear?

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He was a total stranger. Yet four years ago, I agreed to courier an oversize instrument halfway across the world for an Israeli musician named Ignat Karmalito. I did it because of nightmare stories I’d heard so frequently about musicians struggling to get instruments on commercial airline flights safely. The instruments would end up being damaged, even destroyed. I wasn’t about to let that happen to Ignat. Besides, I was going to Israel anyway — how much trouble could it be?
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This Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

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1. Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicles has been officially canceled. Ditto for CBS’s Without a Trace and ABC’s The Unusuals. On a positive note, Chuck lives. [via ABC]

2. “Robert Draper’s GQ piece on Donald Rumsfeld being called out by former colleagues, they’re running covers of his White House morning defense briefings. You have to see these.” Yes, you do. [via… Read More