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Interviews

Uma Thurman: Before 'Her Eyes,' A Varied Life

From dewy-eyed ingenue in Dangerous Liaisons to martial-artist mother in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman has played a range of singular roles. She joins Fresh Air to talk about her career — and her new independent film The Life Before Her Eyes.

Uma Thurman: Before 'Her Eyes,' A Varied Life
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Music Articles

Boogie-Woogie and Blues: Small Can Be Sweet

Fresh Air's jazz critic reviews a new CD box set, Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano, featuring remastered recordings from such greats as Chicago's Jimmy Yancy, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson and more — all solo or in small ensembles.

Boogie-Woogie and Blues: Small Can Be Sweet
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Thursday

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Interviews

A Journalist's Interrogation, Imprisonment in Sudan

While on assignment in Sudan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Paul Salopek was captured by pro-government militias, then charged with spying and imprisoned for 34 days. He writes about his experience in April's edition of National Geographic.

A Journalist's Interrogation, Imprisonment in Sudan
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Wednesday

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Movies

Pushing Chinese Taboos in 'Lust, Caution'

Film critic John Powers reviews Lust, Caution, the new film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee. Set in 1942, during the Japanese occupation of China, the film tells the story of a resistance fighter who has an affair with a Chinese collaborator.

Pushing Chinese Taboos in 'Lust, Caution'
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Tuesday

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Book Reviews

Knowledge, and Danger, in Two New Novels

Two new novels feature highly educated main characters who discover that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. Maureen Corrigan reviews The Philosopher's Apprentice, by James Morrow, and The Soul Thief, by Charles Baxter.

Knowledge, and Danger, in Two New Novels
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Monday

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Remembrances

Remembering Charlton Heston, Actor and Activist

Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston died Saturday at the age of 84. Heston, who starred in epic films such as Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments, later made a name for himself as a conservative activist.

Remembering Charlton Heston, Actor and Activist
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Friday

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'At Canaan's Edge,' Martin Luther King's Final Years

Taylor Branch spent nearly 24 years researching and writing a three-volume biography of Martin Luther King Jr. He joins Fresh Air to disccuss the struggles and triumphs of the last three years of King's life.

'At Canaan's Edge,' Martin Luther King's Final Years
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