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'Freedom': Franzen's Novel Earns High Praise

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Franzen Tackles Suburban Parenting In 'Freedom'

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Dark Skies: Jeff Nichols' haunting Take Shelter centers on an Ohio man (Michael Shannon, with Tova Stewart) plagued with nightmares about a coming apocalypse. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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An Atmospheric 'Shelter' For Era Full Of Foreboding

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'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

Author Donald. G. McNeil Jr. predicts that 2016 will be the worst year for Zika transmission in the U.S. "After this year, a fair number of people will be immune, and ... immunity will grow," he says.

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

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Remembrances

Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.

Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is Then and Now.

Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

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Movie Reviews

A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.

A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale; Sobriety And Sex; 'What A Fish Knows'

Hale talks about playing "anxious characters" on Arrested Development and Veep. Sarah Hepola had to rethink her sex life after she quit drinking. Jonathan Balcombe discusses the inner lives of fish.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale; Sobriety And Sex; 'What A Fish Knows'

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