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by John Powers
Toni Morrison's novels include Beloved, The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993.
Timothy Greenfield Sanders
Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.
Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.
Recently released in the U.S., Asghar Farhadi's 2009 film follows a teacher invited on a beach trip by the mother of one of her students. David Edelstein calls the film "Hitchockian" in its suspense.
Reporter Gregory Johnsen talks about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, how the chaos is impacting the U.S. fight against al-Qaida and how he escaped a kidnapping attempt in Yemen last year.
Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says the album is one of Yoakam's most stylistically diverse.
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