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Music Articles

'Tain' Watts: What's In A Name?

Jeff "Tain" Watts, an original member of the Wynton Marsalis quintet, has released an album titled Watts. But it's no ego trip; the disc is inspired, at least in part, by L.A.'s Watts neighborhood.

'Tain' Watts: What's In A Name?

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Thursday

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Arts & Life

Shepard Fairey: Inspiration Or Infringement?

The Associated Press has threatened to sue the artist who created the iconic "Hope" poster of Barack Obama for copyright infringement, but Shepard Fairey says his work is protected under the principle of "fair use."

Shepard Fairey: Inspiration Or Infringement?

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Wednesday

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World

Dexter Filkins: No End In Sight In Afghanistan

The New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins reports that the Taliban are waging an increasingly aggressive campaign in Afghanistan — a fact evidenced by a 40 percent increase in Afghan civilian deaths in 2008.

Dexter Filkins: No End In Sight In Afghanistan

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Food

'Tastings' Columnists: Open That Bottle!

Wine critics Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher advise you to seize the day — and that bottle of wine you've been saving. The Wall Street Journal's husband-and-wife wine team host the 10th annual Open That Bottle of Wine Night on Feb. 28.

'Tastings' Columnists: Open That Bottle!

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Health

Liza Mundy: Multiple Births 'Changing Our World'

Washington Post staff writer Liza Mundy discusses how multiple births are affecting parents, their babies and society. Mundy is the author of Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World.

Liza Mundy: Multiple Births 'Changing Our World'

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Movies

Philip Seymour Hoffman On The Benefits Of 'Doubt'

In the film Doubt, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a charismatic priest and gym teacher who provokes a nun's suspicion by favoring a 12-year-old student. It's a role that earned Hoffman an Academy Award nomination in the best supporting actor category.

Philip Seymour Hoffman On The Benefits Of 'Doubt'

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Movies

Dustin Lance Black, Inspired By Harvey Milk

Dustin Lance Black's original screenplay for Milk has been nominated for an Oscar. In Nov. 2008, Black talked with Terry Gross about Harvey Milk's inspirational influence.

Dustin Lance Black, Inspired By Harvey Milk

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Movies

'Two Lovers': Love And Trouble, All In One

James Gray's new film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a Brighton Beach man with a chance at happiness with one woman, and a passion for another who'll almost certainly bring him heartache.

'Two Lovers': Love And Trouble, All In One

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Thursday

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Wednesday

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Politics

Jane Mayer Details Obama's 'Hard Cases'

Journalist Jane Mayer expects that an upcoming Supreme Court case will force the Obama administration to clarify its policy towards fighting terrorism — and define its stance on preventative detention of suspected terrorists.

Jane Mayer Details Obama's 'Hard Cases'

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Tuesday

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Performing Arts

Ted Chapin: Reviving R&H's Ambitious 'Allegro'

A new recording of Allegro, a 1947 musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein, has just been released on CD. Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin joins Fresh Air to discuss the musical.

Ted Chapin: Reviving R&H's Ambitious 'Allegro'

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Arts & Life

Unraveling The Mystery And Talent Of Dennis Potter

David Potter's gripping, enigmatic writing for TV made him one of British culture's defining figures from the 1960s through the 1980s. Critic-at-large John Powers reviews the new DVD collection Dennis Potter: 3 to Remember.

Unraveling The Mystery And Talent Of Dennis Potter

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