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Author Interviews

Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World

In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the same coin."

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Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World
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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Kenya Barris; 'A Bigger Splash'; Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says his own family experiences inspire the show. John Powers reviews the film, A Bigger Splash. Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his escape from Vietnam.

Fresh Air Weekend: Kenya Barris; 'A Bigger Splash'; Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Friday

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Interviews

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

After five seasons as Walt on Breaking Bad, Cranston reinvented himself as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play (and now the HBO film) All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27, 2014.

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation
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Movie Interviews

The 'Other Woman' Tries To Fix The Marriage She Destroyed In 'Maggie's Plan'

In Rebecca Miller's comedy, an affair leads to divorce and remarriage — until the new wife decides she wants out. Critic David Edelstein says that Maggie's Plan doesn't quite come together.

The 'Other Woman' Tries To Fix The Marriage She Destroyed In 'Maggie's Plan'
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Politics

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'

Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'
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Book Reviews

'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth

Pamela Erens' new novel takes place in the maternity ward of a New York hospital as a pregnant nurse assists in another woman's labor. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a fierce read.

'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth
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