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Music Articles

Rhett Miller: 'Serial Ladykiller,' Lovelorn Crooner

The best little bar-band in Texas is back with more ballads of heartache and anthems for getting over it. The Old 97's have just released Blame It On Gravity. Front-man Rhett Miller joins Fresh Air to talk about the recording and to perform some new songs.

Rhett Miller: 'Serial Ladykiller,' Lovelorn Crooner

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Books

A Manifesto For Young Republicans

The Republican Party has often been stereotyped as the party of wealthy, old white men. Conservative writers Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam think that can change. Their new book, Grand New Party, offers a vision for expanding the Republican base.

A Manifesto For Young Republicans

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Around the Nation

Bill Berloni, Calming The Not-So-Savage Beasts

Dorothy's Toto and Elle's Bruiser have a friend in common: animal trainer Bill Berloni. Berloni has been training stage animals for over 30 years. His new book is Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars.

Bill Berloni, Calming The Not-So-Savage Beasts

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The Impact of War

Terror And The Unraveling Of America's Moral Fabric

According to investigative journalist Jane Mayer, the war on terrorism may have done as much political and social damage to the United States as terrorism itself. Mayer writes for The New Yorker, and she recently published The Dark Side.

Terror And The Unraveling Of America's Moral Fabric

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On Television

'Generation Kill' Takes TV To The War Zone

Fresh Air's TV critic has a look at the new HBO miniseries, created by The Wire's David Simon and Ed Burns. Generation Kill focuses on a unit of Marines during the first 40 days of the Iraq war.

'Generation Kill' Takes TV To The War Zone

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Movies

Pixar's Andrew Stanton, Animating From Life

The man behind Nemo and Wall-E has warmed hearts with his unlikely heroes — a clownfish? A sentient trash compactor? He tells Terry Gross about finding inspiration in unlikely places, and in everyday objects.

Pixar's Andrew Stanton, Animating From Life

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Digital Life

Teens, Tech And Language: A Tired Old Tale Retold

From the telegraph to the typewriter to the text message, every new technology inspires rhapsodies about the effect it'll have on language — especially the language of the young. Geoff Nunberg points out that language — and the young — somehow manage to survive.

Teens, Tech And Language: A Tired Old Tale Retold

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Movies

'Chris And Don': An Extraordinary Couple

Artist Don Bachardy was a teenager when he met then middle-aged novelist Christopher Isherwood on a California beach. But the two had a romance that lasted until Isherwood's death in 1986. Their relationship is the subject of the documentary Chris and Don: A Love Story.

'Chris And Don': An Extraordinary Couple

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Economy

Economy's Woes Mean Housing Crisis For Pets, Too

Humans aren't the only ones smarting from the economy's downturn: Animals are also feeling the sting. Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for companion animals at the Humane Society of the United States, explains.

Economy's Woes Mean Housing Crisis For Pets, Too

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Your Money

Preserving Your Pension In Tough Times

Your 401(k) might not be the secure retirement plan you think it is. Economist Teresa Ghilarducci examines pension plans and offers advice on retirement security. Ghilarducci's new book is When I'm Sixty-Four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them.

Preserving Your Pension In Tough Times

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DVD Reviews

'Mad Men': Behaving Badly, And Loving Every Minute

Martinis, misogyny and men behaving badly: AMC's drama series remembers an era's excesses in stunning style. The setting: a Manhattan ad agency, circa 1960. The first season has just been released on DVD.

'Mad Men': Behaving Badly, And Loving Every Minute

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