Friday

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Interviews

Robert Dallek, Summing Up 'Nixon and Kissinger'

Presidential historian Robert Dallek has written about presidents from FDR to Ronald Reagan. In Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, now out in paperback, he tackles two political titans who were in some ways very different — but also much alike.

Robert Dallek, Summing Up 'Nixon and Kissinger'

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Arts & Life

Brian De Palma, Implicating Us All in 'Redacted'

Brian de Palma is one of cinema's most hypnotic stylists, a virtuoso who can expand your perception of space, time and motion onscreen. So when he throws away his jazzy technique and goes for rough-hewn and immediate — as in Redacted — it's a major statement.

Brian De Palma, Implicating Us All in 'Redacted'

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Thursday

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John Daly, Golfing (and Living) His Own Way

Bad-boy golfer John Daly doesn't have an exercise regimen. He begins his day with a Diet Coke and a cigarette, and he has battled addictions to alcohol and gambling. But he sure can play. His new book is Golf My Own Damn Way.

John Daly, Golfing (and Living) His Own Way

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Wednesday

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Director Brian De Palma Digs Into 'Redacted' Story

Filmmaker Brian De Palma has been making movies and stirring controversy for more than 40 years. His films include Scarface and Casualties of War; his new Redacted retells a true story about a rape and murder committed in Iraq by U.S. soldiers.

Director Brian De Palma Digs Into 'Redacted' Story

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Interviews

From Chicago to Anbar: A Chaplain's View of War

Army chaplain John Barkemeyer, who has served two tours of duty in Iraq, was for a time the only Catholic chaplain in all of Anbar Province. He travels by convoy from post to post, celebrating Mass, administering Last Rites and ministering to soldiers.

From Chicago to Anbar: A Chaplain's View of War

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Music Articles

'Conchords': Music, Comedy, Clueless Kiwis

The HBO series Flight of the Conchords, about two lovable, musical losers from New Zealand at large in New York City, is out on DVD. Stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie join Fresh Air for a conversation and a few songs.

'Conchords': Music, Comedy, Clueless Kiwis

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Interviews

Author Reynolds Price, Meditating on Faith and Art

Author Reynolds Price has written dozens of volumes of fiction, poetry, plays, essays and translations. His A Long and Happy Life won the William Faulkner Award for best first novel; his 2006 book Letter to a Godchild: Concerning Faith is out in paperback.

Author Reynolds Price, Meditating on Faith and Art

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Katha Pollitt: 'Learning to Drive' in Public

The political columnist gets personal in a new collection of essays — on topics from Web-stalking a cheating boyfriend to what she learned about her parents using the Freedom of Information Act.

Katha Pollitt: 'Learning to Drive' in Public

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DVD Reviews

From 1931, a Vintage 'Threepenny' on DVD

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the new DVD of The Threepenny Opera. G.W. Pabst's 1931 film version of the Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill musical, with Weill's wife Lotte Lenya as Jenny, is newly out from the Criterion Collection.

From 1931, a Vintage 'Threepenny' on DVD

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Wednesday

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Music Articles

Parsing 'Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm'

Rapper Percy Carey, a.k.a. MF Grimm, has survived several murder attempts, including one that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He's got a new album, The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man, and he's just published an autobiographical graphic novel.

Parsing 'Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm'

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Tuesday

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Book Reviews

Susan Faludi Slams Media, Myths in 'Terror Dream'

A new book from Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi says America turned after the Sept. 11 attacks to timeworn notions of manliness and femininity — and rolled back women's rights in the process. Fresh Air's book critic has a review.

Susan Faludi Slams Media, Myths in 'Terror Dream'

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Venter 'Decodes' Genome Project Controversy

Researcher J. Craig Venter recently volunteered his own DNA to be analyzed and made publicly available. His autobiography, A Life Decoded details his side of the complicated and bureaucratic race to sequence the human genome.

Venter 'Decodes' Genome Project Controversy

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Sitcom Takes Lighthearted Approach to 'Aliens'

Aliens in America producers David Guarascio and Moses Port and writer Sameer Gardezi discuss their new sitcom. The story follows a young Muslim student from Pakistan on a foreign exchange program in Wisconsin. The show airs Monday nights on The CW.

Sitcom Takes Lighthearted Approach to 'Aliens'

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