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Arts & Life

David Simon, At The End Of His 'Wire'

Critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire came to its close earlier this year; its fifth and final season was released on DVD on August 12. Creator David Simon talks about the show, his career, and the city of Baltimore.

David Simon, At The End Of His 'Wire'

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Remembrances

Ted Solotaroff, Literary Talent And Publishing Power

Theodore Solotaroff, founder of The New American Review, died Aug. 8 of complications from pneumonia. He was 79. An influential man in the publishing world, Solotaroff helped writers like Philip Roth achieve recognition.

Ted Solotaroff, Literary Talent And Publishing Power

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World

James Traub On The Russia-Georgia Conflict

Russia and Georgia have signed a cease-fire, but the conflict continues. Journalist James Traub, author of The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did), discusses the latest developments.

James Traub On The Russia-Georgia Conflict

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Tuesday

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Books

Journalist David Carr Fact-Checks His Own Story

Hostile womanizer, crack addict, New York Times journalist — David Carr has been all of those, sometimes simultaneously. For his memoir The Night of the Gun, Carr put on his investigative-reporter hat — to reconstruct his various sordid lives.

Journalist David Carr Fact-Checks His Own Story

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The Impact of War

John Geddes: In Defense Of The Soldier Of Fortune

There are 100,000 private military contractors in Iraq. Mercenary John Geddes explains why he thinks this is a good thing. His new book Highway to Hell is an account of his experiences in Iraq as a soldier for hire.

John Geddes: In Defense Of The Soldier Of Fortune

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Monday

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Remembrances

Bernie Mac, One Of The Original 'Kings of Comedy'

Comedian and actor Bernie Mac died on August 9 due to complications from pneumonia. Mac was one of the original Kings of Comedy, and he starred in his own sitcom. In tribute, Mac's friend and co-star Don Cheadle says, "He will be missed but heaven just got funnier."

Bernie Mac, One Of The Original 'Kings of Comedy'

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Ron Suskind Alleges War Fought On False Premises

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind says that the war in Iraq was based not simply on blunders but on lies. His book, The Way of the World, accuses the Bush administration of burying critical information and forging a letter that linked Iraq to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ron Suskind Alleges War Fought On False Premises

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Movies

Summer Knight: Is Kingsley This Year's Rogen?

Veteran actor rules the screen this summer, appearing in five features between June and August. Among his roles: a mystic in The Love Guru, a corrupt C.I.A. mastermind in War, Inc., and a stoned shrink in The Wackness.

Summer Knight: Is Kingsley This Year's Rogen?

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Remembrances

Behind The Iron Curtain: Solzhenitsyn Remembered

On August 3, Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn died of heart failure at age 89. Solzhenitsyn exposed the atrocities committed by the Soviet Gulag in his work, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Fresh Air remembers the Nobel Prize winner.

Behind The Iron Curtain: Solzhenitsyn Remembered

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Monday

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Books

Hard Copy: Reporter Pens Killer Newsroom Novel

As a journalist, John Darnton spent 40 years at The New York Times. As a novelist, he writes colorful mysteries. His newest murder yarn, set in a big-city newsroom that seems awfully familiar: Black and White and Dead All Over.

Hard Copy: Reporter Pens Killer Newsroom Novel

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