Wednesday

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Music Articles

Carbon/Silicon: Punk Veterans Embrace the Web

Mick Jones, former lead guitarist of The Clash, and Tony James, once of the Billy Idol-fronted Generation X, promoted their latest project by giving music away on the Web. They released their first CD in January.

Carbon/Silicon: Punk Veterans Embrace the Web

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Arts & Life

Seth Meyers On 'SNL' And Campaign Comedy

Comedian and writer Seth Meyers discusses Saturday Night Live's treatment of the recent presidential election. Meyers has been with SNL since 2001, and currently serves as co-anchor of the show's "Weekend Update" segment.

Seth Meyers On 'SNL' And Campaign Comedy

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Arts & Life

Tina Fey's Gubernatorial Turn

Comedian Tina Fey created a sensation this fall with her impersonation of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. A former head writer for SNL, Fey stars in the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

Tina Fey's Gubernatorial Turn

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Arts & Life

Stephen Colbert On 'The Greatest Gift Of All'

Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, got his start as a correspondent on The Daily Show. He discusses the his recent holiday special, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!

Stephen Colbert On 'The Greatest Gift Of All'

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Music Articles

The Ethereal, Ambient Sound Of 'Hearts Of Space'

Hearts of Space began as a late night radio show out of San Francisco in 1973. Ten years later, it went national. The show has issued a series of albums to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The Ethereal, Ambient Sound Of 'Hearts Of Space'

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Friday

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Author Interviews

An Animal Surgeon's 'Tale Of Humor, Healing'

Veterinarian Nick Trout has performed CAT scans on rats and at least one ultrasound on a frog. He details the highs and lows of animal healing in his new memoir, Tell Me Where It Hurts.

An Animal Surgeon's 'Tale Of Humor, Healing'

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The Parrot Who Said 'I Love You'

During their 30 years together, psychology professor Irene Pepperberg and Alex, her African gray parrot, said "I love you" to each other nearly every day. Pepperberg writes about the extraordinary abilities of her pet in the memoir Alex & Me.

The Parrot Who Said 'I Love You'

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Best TV & Movies Of 2008

David Bianculli's Top 10 TV Shows Of 2008

The year in television started with a bust — or to be more precise, a writer's strike — but Fresh Air's TV critic says there were plenty of TiVo-worthy programs in 2008. Prominent among them: AMC's Mad Men.

David Bianculli's Top 10 TV Shows Of 2008

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Pop Culture

Geoff Nunberg Nominates 2008's Word of The Year

Early in January, the American Dialect Society will meet in San Francisco to vote for 2008's Word of the Year. Several dictionaries have already made their own selections. After looking over the field, Fresh Air's resident linguist has a candidate, too.

Geoff Nunberg Nominates 2008's Word of The Year

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Best TV & Movies Of 2008

David Edelstein's Top 10 Movies of 2008

The top movies of 2008 — and the larger cultural trends reflected in those films. Fresh Air movie critic David Edelstein talks with Terry Gross about his Ten Best List for 2008.

David Edelstein's Top 10 Movies of 2008

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Monday

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Technology

Lawrence Lessig's 'Remix' For The Hybrid Economy

In his new book Remix, law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the changing landscape of intellectual property in the digital age — and argues that antiquated copyright laws should be updated.

Lawrence Lessig's 'Remix' For The Hybrid Economy

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Music Articles

Elliott Carter at 100: A Trio of Tributes

American composer Elliott Carter celebrates his 100th birthday this month, and three new CDs have been released in honor of the occasion. Fresh Air's classical music critic has a review.

Elliott Carter at 100: A Trio of Tributes

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Friday

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Movies

In 'The Wrestler,' Rourke's Gory, Tragic Comeback

The Wrestler is predictable, corny and heavy-handed, says critic David Edelstein, but with Mickey Rourke acting his heart out, the sheer adrenaline-pumping violence of the film gets into your bloodstream.

In 'The Wrestler,' Rourke's Gory, Tragic Comeback

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Thursday

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Music Articles

From Baron Cohen, Hanukkah Songs In A New Key

Composer Erran Baron Cohen's latest CD offers a new take on traditional sounds. He talks about the album — and about collaborating with his brother Sacha Baron Cohen on the movie Borat.

From Baron Cohen, Hanukkah Songs In A New Key

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Books

Trial By Fire — Literally — In 'The Full Burn'

You'd have to be dedicated to your work to set yourself aflame for "research purposes" — but author Kevin Conley did just that. His new book catalogs his four years spent following Hollywood stuntmen.

Trial By Fire — Literally — In 'The Full Burn'

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