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Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:03am

George Takei talks about the new documentary To Be Takei; David Bianculli says The Honorable Woman is not to miss; Dom Flemons discusses his first album since leaving Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:03am

George Takei talks about the new documentary To Be Takei; David Bianculli says The Honorable Woman is not to miss; Dom Flemons discusses his first album since leaving Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Funk'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:04pm

James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In '80s and '90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.

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Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:04pm

The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Funk'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:04pm

James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In '80s and '90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.

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Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:04pm

The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:58pm

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:58pm

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

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Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:42pm

Last year, journalist Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in Mali. She tells Fresh Air about al-Qaida's strategy of kidnapping Europeans and demanding ransoms.

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Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:42pm

Last year, journalist Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in Mali. She tells Fresh Air about al-Qaida's strategy of kidnapping Europeans and demanding ransoms.

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:13pm

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:13pm

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.

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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:07pm

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:07pm

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:01pm

Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.

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'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:01pm

Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel follows a white grad student who's a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.

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In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:01pm

Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.

» E-Mail This

'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:01pm

Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel follows a white grad student who's a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.

» E-Mail This

From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:47pm

George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. Now a new documentary, To Be Takei, delves into his personal story — including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out.

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From Star Trek To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:47pm

George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. Now a new documentary, To Be Takei, delves into his personal story — including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out.

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