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Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles touched down at JFK airport. To mark the day, we'll listen back to a 1995 interview with Ringo Starr and a 2001 interview with Paul McCartney.

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Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

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Critic David Edelstein says that The Monuments Men has "an all-star cast" — including Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett — but that "the stars are all low-wattage." Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

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Thursday

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Law

Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, which may have led the Justice Department to phase out their use.

Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

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Music Reviews

New Releases Capture 'Inimitable' Tenor Saxophonist In His Neglected '70s Prime

As one of the very first bebop tenor saxophonists, Teddy Edwards mixed awesome technique with irresistibly slinky phrases. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two reissues, Inimitable and Feelin's.

New Releases Capture 'Inimitable' Tenor Saxophonist In His Neglected '70s Prime

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Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.

Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

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Music Reviews

'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

E. T. Mensah, who died 20 years ago, played highlife, an offshoot of jazz that for years was the most popular style of music in southern Africa. Milo Miles reviews a new anthology of Mensah's music.

'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

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Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Aug. 5. Michael Kranish and his colleague Marc Fisher are the authors of Trump Revealed, a biography about Trump's life and career that is based on the work of more than 20 of the Post's reporters, editors and fact-checkers. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.

Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

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Music Reviews

Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."

Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

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