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'Grand Budapest Hotel': Kitsch, Cameos And A Gloriously Stylized Europe

Wes Anderson's new feature takes place at a resort hotel, between World Wars I and II. Fresh Air's critic says the visuals are so witty they transcend camp, but the dialogue isn't quite at that level.

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'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moved from Nigeria to the U.S., she was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in America. Her novel explores race in contemporary America.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael K. Williams; A Dystopian 'Natural Way'; Sharon Jones

Williams, who played Omar on The Wire, talks about separating himself from characters. Critic John Powers reviews The Natural Way of Things. Singer Jones still performs, despite a cancer diagnosis.

Fresh Air Weekend: Michael K. Williams; A Dystopian 'Natural Way'; Sharon Jones

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Author Interviews

Not A Feminist? Caitlin Moran Asks, Why Not?

Moran says that most women who don't want to be called feminists don't understand the term. She writes about high heels, housework and abortion in How to Be a Woman. Originally broadcast Aug. 1, 2012.

Not A Feminist? Caitlin Moran Asks, Why Not?

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Remembering Tim LaHaye, Co-Author Of The Apocalyptic 'Left Behind' Series

LaHaye, who died earlier this week, was a fundamentalist Christian and a longtime leader of the religious right. His Left Behind books sold more than 50 million copies. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2002.

Remembering Tim LaHaye, Co-Author Of The Apocalyptic 'Left Behind' Series

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Movie Interviews

Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon

Nixon, who died on Sunday, was a classically trained actress who mostly worked behind the scenes. She dubbed vocals for many films, including My Fair Lady. Originally broadcast in 2001.

Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon

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'Jason Bourne' Returns, In A Dizzying And Frenetic Thriller

Actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass pair up again for another chapter in the series about a rogue CIA assassin. Critic David Edelstein says Jason Bourne is very flashy — but not much fun.

'Jason Bourne' Returns, In A Dizzying And Frenetic Thriller

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.

Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

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