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Set In The Ozarks, Adapted For The Screen

Filmmaker Debra Granik knew right away that she wanted to adapt Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel Winter's Bone for the big screen. Granik and Woodrell discuss the process of turning the meth-fueled family drama into an award-winning film.

Set In The Ozarks, Adapted For The Screen

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Ryan Gosling: Fully Immersed In 'Blue Valentine'

The actor stars opposite Michelle Williams in a new drama about a couple whose relationship has soured. He tells Terry Gross it wasn't the average film shoot: Among other things, he moved in for a month with Williams and their onscreen child.

Ryan Gosling: Fully Immersed In 'Blue Valentine'

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The Year Of No: Geoff Nunberg declares "no" to be the 2010 word of the year. (In case you're curious, NPR wrote 1,640 articles featuring the word "no" in the past year.) Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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Knowing Geoff Nunberg's 2010 Word Of The Year

Well, no, we're not going to tell you. No, no, no. Not even if you ask politely. But here's a hint: It's a "primordial one-word response" that perfectly encapsulates the aura -- no, make that the prevailing zeitgeist -- of 2010.

Knowing Geoff Nunberg's 2010 Word Of The Year

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Health

A Breast Oncologist, Diagnosed With The Disease

After a routine mammogram, breast cancer specialist Dr. Marisa Weiss was diagnosed with a breast tumor. The founder of breastcancer.org discusses her diagnosis and treatment -- and how she feels about new mammography guidelines.

A Breast Oncologist, Diagnosed With The Disease

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A flautist from Konzerthausorchester Berlin performs during Musikfest Berlin 2010's tribute to Pierre Boulez. Kai Bienert hide caption

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Music Articles

Fresh Air Remembers Saxophonist James Moody

The jazz saxophonist and flutist died Thursday at age 85. Fresh Air remembers the musician, whose 1949 improvisation over "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz staple, with highlights from a 1996 interview.

Fresh Air Remembers Saxophonist James Moody

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Music Articles

Morrison In Miami: The Doors' Manzarek Tells The Story

Decades after he died, rock icon Jim Morrison has been pardoned for a 1969 incident in which he was accused of indecent exposure. In 1998, Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek recalled what he saw happen that night in Miami.

Morrison In Miami: The Doors' Manzarek Tells The Story

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Bianculli: 6 DVD Sets Worth Wrapping Up Right Now

Fresh Air's resident TV critic selects his favorite DVDs of the year, from the complete Larry Sanders Show, with lots of bonus material, to Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol -- a vintage musical treat for the very young on your holiday list.

Bianculli: 6 DVD Sets Worth Wrapping Up Right Now

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A Contender: The fading junior heavyweight Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) takes a lot of hits -- and takes them hard -- in David O. Russell's The Fighter. JoJo Whilden hide caption

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A History Of The 'Big' Business Of Hip-Hop

Hip-hop music grew from the streets of Harlem and the Bronx into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Dan Charnas chronicles how hip-hop producers and entrepreneurs changed the music industry and pop culture in The Big Payback.

A History Of The 'Big' Business Of Hip-Hop

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Best Books Of 2010

Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2010

Fresh Air's resident book critic selects her favorite reads from the year, including Patti Smith's moving memoir, a feminist slant on election season and a new history of labor unions.

Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2010

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Director Tanya Hamilton started making short films as an undergraduate at Cooper Union. Night Catches Us, her first feature film, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Filmmaker Hamilton 'Catches' Up With Ex-Panthers

Set in 1976, Tanya Hamilton's Night Catches Us tells the story of former Black Panther Party members who are partly stuck in the past, even as they try to move on with their lives.

Filmmaker Hamilton 'Catches' Up With Ex-Panthers

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Walter Mosley has written more than three dozen books, including 11 historical mysteries featuring detective Easy Rawlins. David Burnett via Riverhead Books hide caption

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