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Summer Hours: With the spotlight on holiday blockbusters, you may have forgotten this late-spring gem. Last May, David Edelstein called Olivier Assayas' film "the most elegant movie imaginable about the changes wrought by globalization." Now he's calling it No 1. Jeannick Gravelines/IFC Films hide caption

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Music

Ken Tucker's Top 10 Recordings Of 2009

Fresh Air's music critic Ken Tucker's picks for the best music of 2009 include songs by Taylor Swift, Billy Currington and Michael Franti as well as albums by Loudon Wainwright III, the Fiery Furnaces, and Bob Dylan.

Ken Tucker's Top 10 Recordings Of 2009

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TV 2009: David Bianculli On The Best ... And The Rest

The economy may have hit the broadcast business hard, but TV critic David Bianculli says the future is looking bright — for cable, anyway. He joins Terry Gross to talk about the best and the worst television of '09 and what we can look forward to in '10.

TV 2009: David Bianculli On The Best ... And The Rest

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Nellie McKay: Sweet And Sour In Equal Measure

McKay's songs lean on influences like vaudeville and hip-hop, and they display a sharp wit: Her debut album was called Get Away From Me. McKay has a new album of songs originally recorded by Doris Day, titled Normal as Blueberry Pie.

Nellie McKay: Sweet And Sour In Equal Measure

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After Feels Like Home and Not Too Late, Norah Jones' The Fall is a step in the right direction. hide caption

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Just Look At Yourself: Adventurer Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) meets the avatar he'll be inhabiting on the moon Pandora. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Avatar': Cameron's Dizzying, Immersive Parable

James Cameron's trademark blend of grandiosity, jaw-dropping technology and cornball populism is back — and mightier than ever — in Avatar, a vertigo-inducing sci-fi epic that's as predictable and tin-eared as it is savvy and technically adept.

'Avatar': Cameron's Dizzying, Immersive Parable

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