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Interviews

Hanging With 'Geeks,' Going to the 'Dog'

Mike White is the Hollywood screenwriter behind hit films including The School of Rock, The Good Girl and Chuck & Buck. His film Year of the Dog, a "not very funny" comedy about a woman grieving for her lost pet, is due out on DVD Aug. 28

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Remembering Jazz Drummer Max Roach

Max Roach, the pioneering jazz drummer and bebop innovator, died this week at age 83. Roach was considered the greatest drummer of all time by his peers. He played with Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis.

Remembering Jazz Drummer Max Roach

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Thursday

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Actor Peter Fonda, Headed West to 'Yuma'

Actor Peter Fonda is probably best known for his role in the cult-classic road movie Easy Rider. His new picture, 3:10 to Yuma, is a Western — a remake of the 1957 film. Fonda, son of actor Henry Fonda, is author of the memoir Don't Tell Dad.

Actor Peter Fonda, Headed West to 'Yuma'

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Wednesday

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Combing 'Cold Case Files' With Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey created the A&E cable show Cold Case Files, a documentary series that follows forensic experts and detectives as they investigate long-unsolved murder cases. Harvey has also written a novel, The Chicago Way.

Combing 'Cold Case Files' With Michael Harvey

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Tuesday

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Arts & Life

Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

Celebrated salsa musician is the subject of the film El Cantante. Our music critic takes a look at his career, marked by dazzling musical highs and personal lows including heroin addiction and a suicide attempt.

Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

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Remembrances

Ben Vaughn on 'Boots' Maker Lee Hazlewood

Singer-songwriter Ben Vaughn talks with Fresh Air producer Amy Salit about Lee Hazlewood, who died Saturday at age 78. Hazlewood was best known for writing Nancy Sinatra's hit "These Boots are Made For Walkin'" — but he had a recording career of his own as well.

Ben Vaughn on 'Boots' Maker Lee Hazlewood

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Thursday

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For 'Mad Men,' It's All About the Hard Sell

Matt Weiner, a TV writer and producer who landed an Emmy and a Writers Guild Award for his work on HBO's The Sopranos, has created a new show. It's an AMC drama series called Mad Men, set in the fiercely competitive world of Madison Avenue ad execs in 1960s New York.

For 'Mad Men,' It's All About the Hard Sell

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High School? Turns Out It Is 'Rocket Science'

Jeffrey Blitz's new film Rocket Science is a partly autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a teenager who joins the high school debate team. Blitz also directed 2002's Oscar-nominated spelling bee documentary Spellbound.

High School? Turns Out It Is 'Rocket Science'

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Elyn Saks: A Scholar's Memoir of Schizophrenia

In The Center Cannot Hold, lawyer and psychiatry professor Elyn R. Saks chronicles her own struggle with schizophrenia, from early symptoms at age 8 through her terms at Oxford and Yale — where she had her first full-blown episodes.

Elyn Saks: A Scholar's Memoir of Schizophrenia

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Arts & Life

Buscemi's 'Interview,' Fantastically Revealing

Fresh Air's critic says Steve Buscemi's film — a remake of a two-character psychodrama by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh — isn't politically incendiary, but it's powerfully dramatic.

Buscemi's 'Interview,' Fantastically Revealing

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