David Remnick and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker say Russia was caught off guard by Trump's election. "Nobody expected, frankly, that [he] was going to win," Osnos says.
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A doctor is forced into secret medical service in Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's new novel. Maureen Corrigan calls it "a psychological suspense tale mashed with a social novel about the refugee crisis."
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Kay Redfield Jamison's new book describes how Lowell's manic-depressive illness influenced his life and work. "His manias tended to lead him into writing a fresh kind of poetry," she says.
The Puerto Rican jazz musician leads his long-running quartet on his new album. Critic Kevin Whitead says Típico is full of "feverishly intricate music that ... comes from the heart."
Welles moved Shakespeare's mostly peripheral character to the center of this 1965 film. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says the performance "may be the most profound moment of Welles' entire film career."
Paxton, who died Saturday due to complications with surgery, appeared in the TV series Big Love, as well as in blockbuster films like Titanic, Aliens and Apollo 13. Originally broadcast in 2002.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. He talks about getting an arctic fox to hold still, and Photoshopping out poop.
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Chappelle's Show co-creator Brennan discusses his special, 3 Mics. Critic John Powers reviews Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut. Glenn Frankel links the film High Noon to the Hollywood blacklist era.
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A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.
The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.
Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.
After the abrupt ending of Chappelle's Show, Neal Brennan turned to stand-up. "I needed to be more self-determining, and the most self-determining thing you can do in comedy is stand-up," he says.
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Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times says that when it comes to national security, President Trump "doesn't trust the civilian national security establishment and they don't trust him."
Set amid the political swirl of late '60s Chicago, Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won't want to put it down.
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Author Glenn Frankel says the 1952 film High Noon was inspired by the toxic political climate of the time. "People ... felt they want to get their country back," Frankel says.
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The protagonist of Sebastian Barry's new novel is conscripted right off the boat as the price of American citizenship. Eventually he finds love and companionship with one of his fellow soldiers.
Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."
Ali discusses his Oscar-nominated performance as a drug dealer in Moonlight. Director Raoul Peck discusses I am Not Your Negro, his documentary about civil rights era writer James Baldwin.
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Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.
Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is "lavishly ... terrible."