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Golem Ain't Your Grandparents' Klezmer

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The New York City band Golem describes its music as punk-klezmer. On Tanz, they mange to find new ways to balance urban irreverence with folk tradition.
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Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fresh Air tech contributor Alexis Madrigal considers why people still jump on frustrating conference calls. While tech startups aim to kill the PIN, he says, the phone bridges generations.
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A 'New Yorker' Writer's Take On China's 'Age Of Ambition'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

On the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, author Evan Osnos discusses his new book that explores the tensions between China's economic expansion and its commitment to authoritarian rule.
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'Raisin In The Sun' Revival: A Uniquely American Story Is Back On Broadway

Monday, June 02, 2014

Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson star in the latest production of the play, which debuted in 1959. The revival's run is nearing its end — and Jackson says she's "in tears."
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John Fullbright's Uneven 'Songs' Finds A Way To Fascinate

Monday, June 02, 2014

Songs feels like the work of an artist who's still figuring out who he is, where he wants to go, and what he wants to elaborate upon — or invent anew.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

Friday, May 30, 2014

The actor plays Lenny in a revival of the theatrical adaptation of Of Mice and Men; a New York exhibit reunites works from two Nazi art shows; critic John Powers discusses the festival's winners.
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Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

Friday, May 30, 2014

The elusive actor tells Fresh Air about his new film, Her -- but he insists he's not really that interesting. "If I was driving and I heard this, I'd change the channel," he says.
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Jazz Pianist Ted Rosenthal Has A Feel For Gershwin

Friday, May 30, 2014

Rosenthal has played George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" solo and with symphonic and jazz orchestras. Now he's recorded a version for jazz trio as part of an all-Gershwin album.
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From The Screen To Broadway: Chris O'Dowd Takes On 'Of Mice And Men'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Irish actor was introduced to a large American audience through the film Bridesmaids. He's now playing Lenny in the revival of the theatrical adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic.
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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In 1937, two Nazi art shows aimed to teach the public to despise modernist art and show them what art should be. An exhibit at New York's Neue Galerie reunites works from both landmark shows.
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Highlights From The Cannes Film Festival

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The festival concluded Saturday. Fresh Air critic John Powers discusses the winners and the films that generated the biggest responses — both positive and negative.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.
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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.
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The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The black singing cowboy Herb Jeffries sang a Duke Ellington hit and appeared in 1930s westerns like Harlem Rides the Range and The Bronze Buckaroo.
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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.
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Two New Items From Hank Williams

Monday, May 26, 2014

Williams is commonly considered the most important country music songwriter. Critic Ken Tucker has a review of a newly released CD of radio broadcasts and DVD of TV performances.
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During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

Monday, May 26, 2014

A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K., Miles Davis And A Military Dog

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The comic's show, Louie, is now in its fourth season; Davis' performances at New York's Fillmore East are now out in full; and a Marine dog adjusts to civilian life.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Cinematographer Gordon Willis

Friday, May 23, 2014

Willis shot eight Woody Allen films and the entire Godfather trilogy. He died Sunday at 82. Willis spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2002.
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HBO's 'The Normal Heart' Looks At The Early Days Of The AIDS Crisis

Friday, May 23, 2014

On Sunday night, HBO presents a new TV version of Larry Kramer's 1985 play. Kramer himself wrote the adaptation, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts.
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