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Author Interviews

Comedian Carol Leifer Looks In The Mirror

Comedian Carol Leifer has written for Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, The Ellen Show, and Saturday Night Live. She talks to Fresh Air about her career in comedy, her coming out story, and her memoir, When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win.

Comedian Carol Leifer Looks In The Mirror

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Music Articles

Franco: Africa's First Modern Pop Superstar

Congolese guitarist Franco is not well-known in America, despite being one of Africa's greatest pop artists. That might change, now that the the African guitarist and band leader's tracks have been released on two albums, Francophonic Vol. 1 and 2.

Franco: Africa's First Modern Pop Superstar

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Music

Galactic: The Funk Is Always Pushing Forward

Blending funk, hip-hop, and jazz sounds, the New Orleans-based band Galactic combines musical genres to create a new sound that they make their own. Critic Ken Tucker says heir newest album Ya-Ka-May is a true rhythmic pleasure.

Galactic: The Funk Is Always Pushing Forward

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Music Reviews

Jazz Ensemble Empirical Recalls Eric Dolphy

Out 'n' In, the latest album from Empirical, is a tribute to the late musician Eric Dolphy. The record contains six original pieces that adopt Dolphy's style and adaptations of two songs from his album Out to Lunch!

Jazz Ensemble Empirical Recalls Eric Dolphy

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In From Paris With Love, John Travolta plays a CIA agent sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (right) plays his diplomat partner. Rico Torres hide caption

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'Love' American Style: In Paris, Travolta Takes Names

Luc Besson's latest action fantasy, From Paris With Love, stars John Travolta as an FBI agent and Jonathan Rhys Myers as a diplomat trying to stop a terrorist attack in Paris. The story moves at warp speed — and it doesn't skimp on thrills.

'Love' American Style: In Paris, Travolta Takes Names

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Television

Aziz Ansari: The Funniest Tool In 'Parks' Utility Shed

Comedian Aziz Ansari has appeared on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, ABC's Scrubs and MTV's Human Giant. Nowadays he stars opposite Amy Poehler on NBC's workplace comedy Parks and Recreation.

Aziz Ansari: The Funniest Tool In 'Parks' Utility Shed

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Wednesday

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Music Reviews

'Transference' Adds Layers To Spoon's Sound

Critically acclaimed Austin rock band Spoon has just released its seventh album, Transference. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the new album should help make this band, together now for fifteen years, an even bigger success.

'Transference' Adds Layers To Spoon's Sound

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On the season premiere of Lost, the aftermath from Juliet's detonation of that hydrogen bomb is revealed. Mario Perez/ABC hide caption

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Big Star acquired a cult following in the 1980s, when other groups started sampling their songs. Rhino Records hide caption

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Scott Patterson is a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal and author of The Quants. Eleanor Patterson hide caption

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Randi Hutter Epstein received her M.D. from Yale University; she teaches journalism at Columbia University's graduate school. Nina Berman hide caption

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