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Fresh Air for July 16, 2010

Harvey Pekar, pictured here in a self-portrait, told Terry Gross in 2005: "I just tried to live on two different levels. I knew I couldn't make money at the stuff I liked doing so I took a job that was not challenging. When it was slow at work, I used to sneak off in the corner and read." Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel 2005. Art by Dean Haspiel hide caption

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Remembering Harvey Pekar In All Of His 'Splendor'

Remembering Harvey Pekar In All Of His 'Splendor'

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While You Were Sleeping: Leonardo DiCaprio plunges into people's minds while they sleep in order to extract corporate secrets in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi flick Inception. Warner Bros hide caption

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'Inception' A Masterpiece? Only In Someone's Dream

'Inception' A Masterpiece? Only In Someone's Dream

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Fresh Air for July 15, 2010

Futurama's clueless starship commander Zapp Brannigan is just one of the many cartoon characters voiced by Billy West over the years. Matt Groening/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Billy West: The Many (Cartoon) Voices In His Head

Billy West: The Many (Cartoon) Voices In His Head

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Kitty, a pet lion in Floyd County, Ky., was purchased at a flea market when he was a 5-pound cub. When he was photographed in 2006, above, Kitty weighed more than 400 pounds. Zachary Cantrell/AP hide caption

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Raising Lions, Tigers And Bears In Suburbia (Oh My!)

Raising Lions, Tigers And Bears In Suburbia (Oh My!)

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Fresh Air for July 14, 2010

The website Wikileaks contains a vast collection of secret documents culled from governments and organizations worldwide. The site has no official headquarters. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Entering The Secret World Of Wikileaks

Entering The Secret World Of Wikileaks

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Taking Care of Business spans most of Freddie King's career. Bear Family Records hide caption

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Freddie King And The Harsh 'Business' Of The Blues

Freddie King And The Harsh 'Business' Of The Blues

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Fresh Air for July 13, 2010

The funk and soul band led by Robert Randolph (center) also includes bassist Danyel Morgan (left) and drummer Marcus Randolph. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robert Randolph: A Gospel Guitarist's Secular 'Road'

Robert Randolph: A Gospel Guitarist's Secular 'Road'

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Fresh Air for July 12, 2010

A self-portrait by Rembrandt, valued at $36 million, was taken from the Swedish National Museum in 2000. Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, went undercover — as an authenticator for an Eastern European mob group — to recover it. Swedish National Museum hide caption

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Missing 'Priceless' Artwork? Call Robert Wittman

Missing 'Priceless' Artwork? Call Robert Wittman

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Miller played Sally, a waitress who became a Broadway sensation, in the 1929 film Sally. Warner Bros. hide caption

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A Star Named Marilyn (But Not The One You Think)

A Star Named Marilyn (But Not The One You Think)

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