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Movies

Huffman and Macy Display Talents in 'Transamerica'

Husband and wife actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy have collaborated on the new offbeat feature Transamerica. Macy is the executive producer on the project, which features Huffman as a male-to-female transsexual who is contacted by the son she never knew she fathered.

Huffman and Macy Display Talents in 'Transamerica'

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Music Articles

Charlie Poole's Early Banjo Country

Rock historian Ed Ward reviews a three-disc release of a Charlie Poole recording from the 1930s. The record, You Ain't Talkin' To Me, is from the Columbia Legacy label. Poole was a banjo-playing pioneer of country music.

Charlie Poole's Early Banjo Country

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Thursday

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Interviews

Dispatches from Iraq's 'Baghdad Bulletin'

At the age of 22, still in journalism school, and without official press credentials, David Enders went to Baghdad. There, he set up and edited the Baghdad Bulletin, an English-language newspaper, the only one of its kind.

Dispatches from Iraq's 'Baghdad Bulletin'

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Music

Lee Perry Boxset: 'I Am the Upsetter'

World music critic Milo Miles reviews the new boxset I Am the Upsetter, by Jamaican producer songwriter and singer Lee "Scratch" Perry. In a long and varied career, Perry went from helping to shape the sound of reggae to becoming an icon in his own right.

Lee Perry Boxset: 'I Am the Upsetter'

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Brooke Shields, on Birth and Depression

Actress Brooke Shields has written a new memoir about what she experienced following the birth of her daughter: Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. After struggling to become pregnant, Shields was faced with more difficulties.

Brooke Shields, on Birth and Depression

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Music Articles

'Greatest White Liar,' from Nic Armstrong's Thieves

Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the debut album by British 25-year-old Nic Armstrong and his band, the Thieves. The recording, The Greatest White Liar, has garnered attention with its mix of British rock and American blues.

'Greatest White Liar,' from Nic Armstrong's Thieves

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Around the Nation

Goldie Hawn Writes What She Knows

The 1960s show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In turned actress Goldie Hawn into a star. Later, she starred in the films Cactus Flower, Swing Shift, and Private Benjamin. Hawn's autobiography, written with Wendy Holden, is Goldie: A Lotus Grows in the Mud.

Goldie Hawn Writes What She Knows

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Arts & Life

Film 'Crash' Explores Racial Divisions

Film critic David Edelstein reviews Crash, a new film by writer-director Paul Haggis. The movie's ensemble cast includes Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton and hip-hop artist Ludacris.

Film 'Crash' Explores Racial Divisions

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Books

Guantanamo Tactics, 'Inside the Wire'

Former Army sergeant Erik Saar spent six months at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a military intelligence linguist. During that time, he saw female guards use sexual interrogation tactics on detainees as well as other disturbing practices.

Guantanamo Tactics, 'Inside the Wire'

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Music

Low's Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk

From the trio Low, drummer Mimi Parker and singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk. The two are husband and wife. The band made its debut in 1994 with the album I Could Live on Hope. Their most recent album The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) is their seventh.

Low's Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk

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