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'Foxcatcher': A Bloated True-Crime Story Based On Wealthy Heir John du Pont

Friday, November 14, 2014

The film is based on du Pont's fraught relationship with two Olympic wrestlers. Wealth isn't enough โ€” his identity hinges on winning. It's a fascinating case study, but as drama, it's one sick joke.
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Jon Stewart's Debut Film Shows 'Humor Survives' In The Bleakest Conditions

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rosewater is based on Maziar Bahari's experience of being tortured in an Iranian prison. "His humor sustained him," the Daily Show host says. "And I found that incredibly empowering."
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Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's new book centers on Frank Bascombe, a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's.
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Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes' Formed A Legend

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

During a hiatus, some tapes surfaced of new songs Bob Dylan been writing: the infamous Basement Tapes. These songs have been collected in a box set.
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Oliver Lake: New Music Grounded In Old Truths

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, Lake has led numerous bands of his own, including an occasional big band, and an organ quartet. That organ group is one to watch.
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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.
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Superstorm Sandy Inspires Bleak, Poetic Landscapes In 'Let Me Be Frank'

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Richard Ford's brilliant collection of four short stories, protagonist Frank Bascombe returns to be "frank" about touchy topics. His awareness, particularly of mortality, is profound and hilarious.
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Accordionist Interprets French Waltz Tradition In 'Musette Explosion'

Monday, November 10, 2014

Will Holshouser has played all kinds of music on the accordion, including Cajun, avant garde jazz and indie rock. He joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross in her studio to play features from his new album.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Helene Cooper On Ebola, 'Interstellar' Review, Aasif Mandvi

Saturday, November 08, 2014

New York Times' Cooper talks about reporting on Ebola in Liberia; David Edelstein reviews Interstellar; Mandvi discusses his new essay collection No Land's Man.
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Lee Ann Womack Scales Back And Goes Traditional And Moody

Friday, November 07, 2014

Womack, who had the hit "I Hope You Dance," hasn't released a new album since 2008. The sound of her new album The Way I'm Livin' is different from the country music dominating the industry.
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Anjelica Huston Tells Her 'Story' Of Growing Up With A Director Dad

Friday, November 07, 2014

The actor's new memoir, A Story Lately Told, covers her early life growing up in Ireland, the daughter of director John Huston. In 1969, the two collaborated on a film, and it was disastrous.
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In Liberia, Ebola Makes 'Pariahs' Out Of The Sick, Says NYT Reporter

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Helene Cooper grew up in Liberia and still has family there. Reporting on the disease last month, she says when she saw a sick, little boy get out of an ambulance, she "completely lost it."
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How Thousands Of Nazis Were 'Rewarded' With Life In The U.S.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

After World War II, thousands of Nazis became informants in the Cold War against the Soviet Union โ€” and then got entry into the U.S. Eric Lichtblau's new book, The Nazi Next Door, tells the story.
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'Interstellar': A Good Old-Fashioned Chunk Of Sci-Fi Silliness

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Christopher Nolan's film stars Matthew McConaughey as an astronaut who takes his ship through a wormhole to another galaxy to find a home for earth's inhabitants. It's cool, awe-inspiring and goofy.
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'We Have Learned Absolutely Nothing': Tom Magliozzi On Decades Of 'Car Talk'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

"People say, 'Tell us about radio!' " Magliozzi told Fresh Air in 2001. "We sit in front of the microphones and we know nothing about radio." The Car Talk co-host died Monday at 77.
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Aasif Mandvi On Life As A 'No Land's Man' And Impressing Jon Stewart

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Daily Show correspondent was born in India, raised in England and moved to Florida as a teen. His new essay collection reflects on his acting career and his life as an immigrant.
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Lazy About Your Online Passwords? Take Control With These New Tips

Monday, November 03, 2014

A couple of hours can go a long way toward making your data secure from criminals. It's a hassle, but you'll be forever safe from malicious forces.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jill Lepore, Amy Poehler And HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Lepore explains how Wonder Woman's creator led a secret life in The Secret History Of Woman Woman; Poehler discusses her memoir Yes Please; David Bianculli reviews the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.
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'The Merry Widow' Opera Resurfaces With Renee Fleming

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

Friday, October 31, 2014

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
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