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Tarantino's Rollicking, Rocky Rewrite Of WWII
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Friday

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Author Interviews

After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," retired police officer Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." Originally broadcast April 21, 2015.

After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories
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Music Reviews

Power Trio Mixes Old And New, And The Result Is 'Perfection'

Jazz stars David Murray, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington first played together last year in New York. Now they come together with the new album, Perfection. Critic Kevin Whitehead has a review.

Power Trio Mixes Old And New, And The Result Is 'Perfection'
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Movie Reviews

Superheroes Engage In All Out 'Civil War' In The Latest 'Captain America' Film

The new movie from Marvel Studios features almost all the members of the Avengers superhero collective. Critic David Edelstein calls it an irresistible hodgepodge of special effects and superheroes.

Superheroes Engage In All Out 'Civil War' In The Latest 'Captain America' Film
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Thursday

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Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution

Historian Frank Dikötter says newly opened archives offer fresh details about the chaos China experienced in the 1960s, when Chairman Mao urged students to take to the streets.

Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution
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Beyoncé Is 'At The Height Of Her Powers' In 'Lemonade'

The pop star's latest release extols the potency of black womanhood in the roles of mother, wife, lover and artist. Rock critic Ken Tucker calls Lemonade a feat of "invention and imagination."

Beyoncé Is 'At The Height Of Her Powers' In 'Lemonade'
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Wednesday

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To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.

To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy
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From 'Once' To 'Sing Street': Director John Carney Infuses Movies With Music

The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.

From 'Once' To 'Sing Street': Director John Carney Infuses Movies With Music
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