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Joe Henry, Believing in Soul and Much More

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry has worked with everybody from soul great Allen Toussaint to jazz giant Ornette Coleman to Madonna (his sister-in-law, who recorded his "Don't Tell Me" on her album Music). Civilians, his latest album, was released this week.

Joe Henry, Believing in Soul and Much More

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Elvis Costello: 30 Years On, His Aim's Still True

British rocker Elvis Costello made his debut with the album My Aim is True 30 years ago. He's since performed, recorded or collaborated with artists as diverse as The Brodsky Quartet and Burt Bacharach. An anniversary edition of My Aim is True was released this week.

Elvis Costello: 30 Years On, His Aim's Still True

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Arts & Life

'In the Valley of Elah,' Where Despair Lives

Fresh Air's film critic reviews Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah, which stars Tommy Lee Jones as a former military MP — and the father of a young soldier who's gone AWOL after returning from active duty in Iraq.

'In the Valley of Elah,' Where Despair Lives

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Cronenberg & Mortensen, Making 'Eastern Promises'

Viggo Mortensen stars in Eastern Promises, a new David Cronenberg thriller set in London, in the dangerous underworld of sex trafficking. Cronenberg and Mortensen's last collaboration was the acclaimed 2005 film A History of Violence.

Cronenberg & Mortensen, Making 'Eastern Promises'

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'Fiasco' Author Reports On the Petraeus Report

Thomas Ricks, senior Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, discusses this week's long-awaited progress report from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, the top two American officials in Iraq.

'Fiasco' Author Reports On the Petraeus Report

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From Earlier Wars, Flight Through Fiction's Lens

Fresh Air's critic-at-large tells us about the wartime aviation novels of British writer Derek Robinson, who served in the Royal Air Force. His books include Goshawk Squadron, Damned Good Show, A Good, Clean Fight, and Piece of Cake.

From Earlier Wars, Flight Through Fiction's Lens

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Tuesday

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Robert Reich Looks Askance at 'Supercapitalism'

We love low prices, sure, but we frown at the things companies do to get us good deals — like paying low wages. In his book Supercapitalism, economist Robert Reich looks at the divided mind of the consumer and citizen.

Robert Reich Looks Askance at 'Supercapitalism'

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Chronicling the 'Bobby and J. Edgar' Battles

Journalist and historian Burton Hersh has followed the Kennedy family for more than 35 years. His latest book is Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that Transformed America.

Chronicling the 'Bobby and J. Edgar' Battles

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Music Articles

Aly & AJ, Feeling 'Insomniatic'

Following up on their platinum debut album, Into the Rush, the sister act Aly & AJ serves up Insomniatic, an album heavy on the teen-relationship tunes. Fresh Air's rock critic reviews the latest from the sisters Michalka.

Aly & AJ, Feeling 'Insomniatic'

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Arts & Life

West to 'Yuma' Again, By Way of Hollywood

Fresh Air's film critic reviews 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. It's a remake of the 1957 movie of the same title — which was, in turn, based on an Elmore Leonard short story.

West to 'Yuma' Again, By Way of Hollywood

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On Television

From HBO, Three to Watch This Weekend

Fresh Air's TV critic previews a new series, a new special and a season premiere — all on HBO this weekend. The special, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, is a series of interviews with soldiers (including Dawn Halfaker, pictured) and Marines wounded in the war.

From HBO, Three to Watch This Weekend

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Charlie Savage, In Pursuit of the Imperial President

Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie Savage detailed how often President Bush often used "signing statements" to assert the right to bypass provisions of new laws. His new book more fully describes how the Bush-Cheney administration has expanded executive power.

Charlie Savage, In Pursuit of the Imperial President

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Music Articles

Everybody Digs 'Em: Two Jazz Greats from '58

Fresh Air's jazz critic reviews two new CD reissues showcasing great jazz pianists: We Three, featuring the Tennessee-born pianist Phineas Newborn, and Everybody Digs Bill Evans. Both were recorded in the fall of 1958.

Everybody Digs 'Em: Two Jazz Greats from '58

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