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New Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Has A Strong, Unsettling Start

Friday, June 06, 2014

Netflix's women-in-prison series, based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, returns Friday. Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Kerman and series creator Jenji Kohan.
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Beautiful Acting Aside, It Isn't Hard To Find Fault In 'Our Stars'

Friday, June 06, 2014

The adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars — about two teens with cancer — is among the year's most anticipated films, but David Edelstein wasn't impressed.
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For Jockey Donna Barton Brothers, Horse Racing Runs In The Family

Thursday, June 05, 2014

At the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, former jockey Donna Barton Brothers will interview the winner on horseback. Now an analyst for NBC, Brothers won more than 1,100 races before retiring in 1998.
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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

Thursday, June 05, 2014

With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.
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Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Has Backyard Swagger

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Platinum continues Miranda Lambert's ongoing project to create songs about women who are complex, fun-loving, and assertive.
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'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In her new book, Nell Bernstein says America's juvenile justice system is overdue for reform. Time in jail as a child or teen, she says, is the best predictor of adult criminality and incarceration.
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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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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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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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'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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'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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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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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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