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Travel And Discovery, For 'Ida' And The Filmmaker Who Watches Her

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:04pm

Director Pawel Pawlikowski traces, with visuals reminiscent of silent film, the story of a woman who learns that her history is not everything she thought it might be.

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Meanwhile, In Australia: A Bawdier, Riskier 'Rake'

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:04pm

Australian writer Ben Neutze, of The Daily Review, explains the differences between the original, Australian version of the TV show Rake and the version brought unsuccessfully to the U.S.

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner On The End Of Don Draper's Journey

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:22am

Weiner is currently writing and shooting the show's final episodes. He tells Fresh Air, "I'm going to be leaving these characters in a place where they belong."

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Such A Lovely Couple, If Only The Supervillains Would Leave Them Alone

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:29am

Marc Webb's latest superhero sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, brings an utterly charming Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone to a film wildly overstuffed with villains, plots, and even more backstory.

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Book News: Newly Found Stories By Celebrated Sci-Fi Author To Be Published

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:43am

Also: Saturday is Free Comic Book Day; Junot Diaz on the unbearable whiteness of most MFA programs.

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Return Of A Classic Romance: 'The Windflower' Sails Again

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:03am

For years, scarce copies of Laura London's 1984 romance The Windflower were treasured by readers. Reviewer Sarah Wendell hails its re-issue and explains the concept of "Good Book Noise."

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Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:00pm

British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, after a bout with pneumonia. The skilled character actor starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and received an Oscar nomination for Mona Lisa.

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At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:27pm

"Any successful lyricist has to be part playwright and has to be able to put himself into the minds and the hearts and the souls of the characters," Sheldon Harnick tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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A Jazz Journey Around The World

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:09am

On International Jazz Day, Alt Latino's Felix Contreras talks about musicians abroad who are heating up the U.S. jazz scene.

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V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:08am

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

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Sweet On Sundaes

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:04am

With these ice cream desserts, it's the construction, not the cooking, that counts. They're a teensy bit fancy, but not too dressed up for a picnic or a barbecue.

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Book News: 'Gravity' Author Sues Warner Bros. Over Movie

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:03am

Adam Johnson on the weirdness of visiting North Korea; Ahmed Saadawi wins the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction; Daniel José Older on the overwhelming whiteness of the publishing industry.

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