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James Cameron's Craft: Blockbuster Special Effects

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'Persian Cats' Just Want To Rock 'N' Roll ... In Iran

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Nicole Maines is one of 11 transgender individuals profiled in the HBO documentary The Trans List, which premieres Monday. In 2014, Maines became the first transgender youth to win a discrimination lawsuit. Her case was against a school district, because her middle school wouldn't let her use the girls' bathroom. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/HBO hide caption

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11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

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Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."

Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

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Fresh Air Weekend: Carrie Fisher; Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow'; Activist Cleve Jones

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, talks about the affair she had with her older, married co-star. Maureen Corrigan reviews Chabon's Moonglow. Jones discusses the gay rights movement.

Fresh Air Weekend: Carrie Fisher; Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow'; Activist Cleve Jones

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Fresh Air Remembers Artist William Christenberry, Chronicler Of The Rural South

Christenberry, who died on Monday, drew on his childhood experiences in Alabama. One of his pieces was inspired by an encounter he had with a Klansman. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Fresh Air Remembers Artist William Christenberry, Chronicler Of The Rural South

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Fresh Air Remembers Country Superstar Charlie Rich

Rich, who died in 1995, was known for "countrypolitan" music, which featured orchestral arrangements and backup singers. A new Rich tribute album has just been released. Originally broadcast in 1992.

Fresh Air Remembers Country Superstar Charlie Rich

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'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.

'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

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