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'Better Call Saul' Breathes New Life Into 'Breaking Bad' Characters

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

The new show's co-creator says it became a writers' room joke on Breaking Bad that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's Better Call Saul.

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James McMurty Is More Expressive Than Ever On 'Complicated Game'

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

Complicated Game demonstrates a new range of style and subject matter for McMurtry.

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'Better Call Saul' Breathes New Life Into 'Breaking Bad' Characters

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

The new show's co-creator says it became a writer's room joke on Breaking Bad that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's Better Call Saul.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:03am

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:03am

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.

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On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there's still time to correct that.

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On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there's still time to correct that.

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:04pm

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:04pm

David wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. He says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.

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A 'Girl In A Band': Kim Gordon On Life After Sonic Youth

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:14pm

Gordon co-founded Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore. When their marriage broke up in 2011, so did the band. Gordon talks about rebuilding her life, writing her memoir and her new band Body/Head.

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A 'Girl In A Band': Kim Gordon On Life After Sonic Youth

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:14pm

Gordon co-founded Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore. When their marriage broke up in 2011, so did the band. Gordon talks about rebuilding her life, writing her memoir and her new band Body/Head.

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Nora Jane Struthers Is Wide Awake On New Album

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm

Given the content of the songs, the title Wake seems, in part, to refer to an awakening Struthers has had about who she is, what she wants to do, and how she wants to sound.

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'American Crime' And 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Highlight The TV Revolution

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm

Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.

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Friends And Favors: 'High Maintenance' Creators Share Their Secret To Success

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm

The Web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends' generosity to make the show.

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