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Poetry

Poet Natasha Trethewey, Hymning the Native Guard

Natasha Trethewey was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection Native Guard. Trethewey grew up bi-racial in Mississippi, and her mother was murdered by her stepfather; these, along with the South, are recurring themes in her poetry.

Poet Natasha Trethewey, Hymning the Native Guard

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Interviews

Ricky Gervais, Multitasking Entertainingly

Actor and writer Ricky Gervais is best known as creator and star of the British TV comedy The Office, which was adapted into a U.S. hit starring Steve Carrell. Gervais also stars in Extras, which airs in the U.S. on HBO, and writes the Flanimals children's books.

Ricky Gervais, Multitasking Entertainingly

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Remembrances

Remembering 'Kudzu' Cartoonist Doug Marlette

Editorial cartoonist and Kudzu comic-strip creator Doug Marlette died July 10 in a Mississippi car accident. He was 57. His skewering of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker helped earn him a Pulitzer Prize. This interview first aired on June 8, 1987.

Remembering 'Kudzu' Cartoonist Doug Marlette

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DVD Reviews

Dylan, the Red Dog and the Real Summer of Love

Rock historian Ed Ward reviews three recent DVDs: the deluxe edition of D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back, a Dylan press conference released as Dylan Speaks, and Rockin' at the Red Dog, a documentary on an all-but-forgotten bar in Nevada.

Dylan, the Red Dog and the Real Summer of Love

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Profiling the 21st Century's 'Merchant of Death'

Journalists Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun co-wrote a new book about Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, who's armed Islamic extremists and sold weapons to some of the Third World's most abusive and murderous dictators and warlords. And he's known for fueling both sides of conflicts.

Profiling the 21st Century's 'Merchant of Death'

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Arts & Life

'Order of the Phoenix': Dread Again, and Fabulously

Fresh Air's critic says the fifth Harry Potter film trades the last glimmers of childish wonder for a brooding, paranoid darkness, a grainy palette and a series of horrific montages — and it's the best Potter film yet.

'Order of the Phoenix': Dread Again, and Fabulously

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Remembrances

Beverly Sills: Down-to-Earth, but Every Inch a Diva

Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn-born opera star with the charming smile and the clean, silvery coloratura, died Monday at the age of 78. Fresh Air's classical music critic pays tribute.

Beverly Sills: Down-to-Earth, but Every Inch a Diva

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Interviews

Singer Mary Weiss, Back on the Shelves

Singer Mary Weiss first found fame as a member of the Shangri-Las, with hits like "Leader of the Pack." In March, she recorded Dangerous Game, her first album of new material since 1965. This interview was first broadcast March 7, 2007.

Singer Mary Weiss, Back on the Shelves

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