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Karl Rove resigned from his position effective Aug. 31, 2007. He is no longer a paid consultant but continues to help Republican candidates by appearing at their fundraisers. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

How A Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market

Michael Lewis' new book The Big Short chronicles the 2008 financial collapse through the investors who realized what was happening to the U.S. economy while it was happening — and then made a fortune by betting against the markets.

How A Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market

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Timothy Olyphant plays a U.S. marshal who gets transferred back to his Kentucky hometown after outdrawing and killing a bad guy in Miami. FX/Sony hide caption

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Television

A 'Justified' Outing For A Loose-Cannon Lawman

Starting tonight on the FX cable network, Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant is back playing another man with a badge — this time in Justified, a modern-day Western based on stories by Elmore Leonard. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new series for Fresh Air.

A 'Justified' Outing For A Loose-Cannon Lawman

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Author Interviews

Jesus And The Hidden Contradictions Of The Gospels

The New Testament contains multiple versions of the life and teachings of Jesus. Bart Ehrman, the author of Jesus, Interrupted,, says they are at odds with each other on important points regarding the life, death and divinity of Jesus.

Jesus And The Hidden Contradictions Of The Gospels

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Fire When Ready: Matt Damon plays Roy Miller, a warrant officer who helps a CIA operative search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Paul Greengrass' movie is an action flick with a sharply political bent. Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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Amy Ryan plays Lawrie Dayne, a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal investigating claims about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. She stars alongside Matt Damon, who plays a warrant officer looking for WMDs. Universal hide caption

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Eight months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division landed on Guadalcanal. Actors Tom Budge, James Badge Dale and Joshua Helman portray World War II marines Ronnie Gibson, Robert Leckie and Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Andrew Cooper/HBO hide caption

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Johnny Cash in 2002, at producer Rick Rubin's recording studio in Los Angeles. Cash died on Sept. 12, 2003. Martyn Atkins hide caption

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Music Articles

Voice From The Darkness: Johnny Cash's Final Record

Seven years after the death of Johnny Cash, producer Rick Rubin has selected 10 more songs among the many he produced for Cash late in the singer's life. Rock critic Ken Tucker examines the end result, the album American VI: Ain't No Grave.

Voice From The Darkness: Johnny Cash's Final Record

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After Financial Ruin, Plotting America's 'Comeback'

David M. Walker is the former comptroller general of the United States. His book, Comeback America, details the current financial crisis and offers his ideas on controlling spending and restoring fiscal responsibility in the United States.

After Financial Ruin, Plotting America's 'Comeback'

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Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a high-school teacher turned drug dealer in Breaking Bad, the AMC drama created by Vince Gilligan. Cranston also played Hal in the Fox comedy Malcolm in the Middle, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin in From the Earth to the Moon. Ben Luener/AMC hide caption

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Book Reviews

The Gods, At Play In The House Of Mortals

The latest novel from John Banville throws a handful of Greek gods into the household of a glum human family to explore sex, love, faith and mortality. Reviewer Maureen Corrigan says The Infinities puts Banville's literary gifts on prominent display.

The Gods, At Play In The House Of Mortals

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Music Articles

A Tribute To Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

Singer and songwriter Mark Linkous, who performed under the name Sparklehorse, took his own life at the age of 47. Rock critic Ken Tucker remembers the man behind the albums Good Morning Spider and It's a Wonderful Life.

A Tribute To Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

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The Best Director nominees for the 2010 Academy Awards on set (clockwise from upper left): Kathryn Bigelow, Lee Daniels, Jason Reitman, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate Films, Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Remembrances

Barry Hannah: A Southern Literary Force Dies At 67

Novelist Barry Hannah died earlier this week. A native of Mississippi, Hannah won the William Faulkner Prize for his 1972 novel Geronimo Rex. Today, we remember the Southern author, who appeared on Fresh Air in 2001.

Barry Hannah: A Southern Literary Force Dies At 67

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Helena Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll once described the character as "a Fury ... her passion must be cold and calm — she must be formal and strict, yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses!" Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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