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The Mysterious Case of Arthur Conley, Otis Redding's Protege

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Singer Conley had a number of hits before disappearing in the '70s, a few years after his mentor Redding died in a plane crash. So where did he go? To Europe, where he changed his name.
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A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? 'Yes Please'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Poehler joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about fighting the body image "demon," being a "world-class snooper" and how she was once told that she had a "great face for wigs."
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The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, had a secret life: He had a wife and a mistress and fathered children with both of them. Jill Lepore explains in The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Ed Norton, Nostaglic DVD Releases, America's Test Kitchen

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Norton talks about making Birdman; new box-set DVD releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers; The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat.
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Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. To her second husband, she said: "I'll be true, I'll be faithful ... but I don't want to live together." Her book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage.
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'Citizenfour': A Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary About Edward Snowden

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laura Poitras' new film isn't artfully shaped like her other documentaries. But she captures scenes as history is being made — and it will make you look both ways when you're on the street.
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You'll Want To Accept The Dinner Invitation To 'The Immortal Evening'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On a cold evening in London in 1817, painter Benjamin Haydon hosted a dinner with the likes of Keats and Wordsworth. Critic Stanley Plumly recreates the crackling conversation about art and science.
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'Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.
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Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
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Ben Bradlee On Journalism: Be 'Fair' And 'Honest,' But Don't 'Back Down'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradlee was the executive editor for the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He published the Pentagon Papers and covered Watergate. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, talked with Terry Gross in 1995.
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Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.
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Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.
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Ex Hex's 'Rips' Does What It Says On The Cover

Monday, October 20, 2014

The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.
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One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

Monday, October 20, 2014

When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Patrick Harris, Two New Prince Albums, Justin Simien

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris talks about his new memoir Choose Your Own Autobiography; Ken Tucker reviews two new Prince albums; film director Justin Simien discusses his racial satire Dear White People.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

Friday, October 17, 2014

The former International Space Station commander achieved Internet stardom with his in-space rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." His new book is An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.
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'Birdman' Follows A Film Actor Frantic To Prove Himself Onstage

Friday, October 17, 2014

The choreography by Alejandro Iñárritu, who directed 21 Grams and Babel, will wow you. But the story about a washed-up actor about to bring off his Broadway debut is an "empty masterwork."
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'Dear White People' Is A Satire Addressed To Everyone

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Justin Simien's film is funny, but it pushes viewers to think seriously about race and stereotypes in their own lives. Tongue-in-cheek title aside, he says the film speaks to the "human experience."
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The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of book covers, including two new ones of his own: Cover and What We See When We Read. He talks about his process and why "dead authors get the best" covers.
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'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection — about grotesque characters in the modern world — is breathtaking.
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