In Saving Mr. Banks, Emma Thompson plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, who, Thompson says, hated the whole idea of having her book made into a film. Francois Duhamel/Disney Enterprises hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Not-So-Cheery Disposition: Emma Thompson On Poppins' Cranky Creator

When it came to turning her children's book into a movie, Thompson says, P.L. Travers was patronizing, demeaning, rude, and "reminded me of Margaret Thatcher." Thompson plays the acerbic author in Saving Mr. Banks.

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Music

Kenny Clarke, Inventor Of Modern Jazz Drumming, At 100

The drummer known as "Klook" was a founder of bebop — and a man endlessly open to possibilities.

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Book Reviews

Empty Nester In 'The Woods': A Modern Dantean Journey

When writer Lynn Darling found herself at a turning point in her life, she sought solitude and enlightenment in the woods of Vermont. Her new memoir, Out of the Woods, describes that midlife experience. Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan calls it "a compelling story of internal exploration, as well as outward-bound adventure."

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Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for her novel Beloved. In 1993 she became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. And in 2012, President Obama awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Michael Lionstar/Knopf/AP hide caption

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Mark Ronson is a music producer, DJ and guitarist who's recorded with Adele, Paul McCartney, Ghostface Killah, Lily Allen and Duran Duran, among others. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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