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James Earl Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. He died in prison in 1998. Hulton Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Takes Broadway

The frontman for the pop-punk band Green Day details the group's early days in Berkeley and describes what it's been like to see American Idiot, the Broadway musical based on one of his albums.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Takes Broadway

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A Superheroic Friendship: After his media-mogul father dies, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) uses the family's fortune -- and chauffeur, Kato (Jay Chou), -- to become The Green Hornet, a masked crime fighter. Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'Green Hornet', 'Dilemma' Prove Bromance Is Dead

Both The Green Hornet and The Dilemma open this weekend. The two big-budget male buddy pictures -- one starring Seth Rogen; the other Kevin James and Vince Vaughn -- illustrate that the juvenile "bromance" genre is just getting old.

'Green Hornet', 'Dilemma' Prove Bromance Is Dead

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Trader John Panin checks prices as he works at the New York Stock Exchange. Fewer traders are now on the floors of the exchanges because of computerized trading. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street

Computerized algorithms now do much of the work on Wall Street. Financial journalist Felix Salmon says they've become ingrained in the financial system -- but are also increasingly complex and difficult to regulate.

How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street

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Margaret Whiting performing onstage in New York City in 1987. Ray Fisher/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) and U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) seek the man who gunned down her father in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit. Lorey Sebastian/Paramount hide caption

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Coen Bros. On Wet Horses, Kid Stars: It's A Wild West

Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film is an adaptation of the Charles Portis western novel True Grit. The filmmakers and writers discuss the making of the film and the difficulties of working with both child actors and horses.

Coen Bros. On Wet Horses, Kid Stars: It's A Wild West

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Mira Bartok is the author of 28 books for children. The Memory Palace is her first book for adults. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Holt McCallany plays Patrick Leary, a retired boxer itching to make a comeback in the new FX drama Lights Out. Frank Ockenfels III /FX hide caption

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'Lights Out': A Total Knockout Of A Boxing Drama

The new FX series Lights Out centers on a retired heavyweight boxer contemplating a comeback. TV critic David Bianculli says the intense boxing drama may end up being the best new dramatic series of 2011.

'Lights Out': A Total Knockout Of A Boxing Drama

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Books

Tiger Mothers: Raising Children The Chinese Way

Amy Chua, a professor of law at Yale, has written her first memoir about raising children the "Chinese way" — with strict rules and expectations. Maureen Corrigan predicts the book will be "a book club and parenting blog phenomenon."

Tiger Mothers: Raising Children The Chinese Way

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The Sportsman's Warehouse where the Glock 9mm handgun was reported purchased by Jared Lee Loughner who allegedly opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson the day before on January 9, 2011. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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After Death, Protecting Your 'Digital Afterlife'

What happens to your online presence when you die? Evan Carroll and John Romano edit The Digital Beyond, a website that helps users plan what happens to their online content after death. They suggest you start planning now for the inevitable.

After Death, Protecting Your 'Digital Afterlife'

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This undated photo shows William Trevor, author of Cheating at Canasta, Love and Summer and other collections and novels. Jerry Bauer/AP hide caption

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William Trevor: A Short-Story Master's Life Work

William Trevor has been writing for more than 50 years and has won more literary awards than we have time to list. A volume of selected stories has recently been published, and Fresh Air's book critic Maureen Corrigan has an appreciation.

William Trevor: A Short-Story Master's Life Work

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In 1959, Alan Lomax traveled through the American South to record the stories of folk musicians. Shirley Collins/Library of Congress hide caption

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Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story

Lomax, the subject of a new biography by John Szwed, spent more than a half-century recording folk music and customs around the world. In 1990, he spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the decades he spent compiling sound recordings from around the world.

Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story

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Will Ferrell plays a bookish cop married to Eva Mendes in the new action-comedy The Other Guys. Macall Polay/Columbia TriStar Marketing Group hide caption

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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Champion 'The Other Guys'

Will Ferrell plays a cop who prefers pushing paper to chasing criminals in the new comedy from his frequent collaborator Adam McKay. Actor and director join Fresh Air to discuss how they prepared for the buddy-cop film.

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Champion 'The Other Guys'

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Matt LeBlanc (left) plays himself in the new Showtime comedy Episodes, which also stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Grieg as married screenwriters struggling to adapt their British comedy for an American audience. Colin Hutton/Showtime hide caption

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For Anglophiles, Three New TV Shows To Enjoy

Three shows, all with ties to Britain, premiere Jan. 9. TV critic David Bianculli says all three -- a period drama on PBS and two comedic adaptations on Showtime -- are clever, well-acted and pleasures to watch.

For Anglophiles, Three New TV Shows To Enjoy

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Dean (Ryan Gosling) is content centering his life around his family; he must reconcile his desires with his wife's ambitious career plans in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Mark Wahlberg (left) plays boxer Micky Ward in David O. Russell's The Fighter. JoJo Whilden/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Wahlberg, Russell Pack 'Fighter' Full Of Punches

Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell talk about creating a movie based on the real-life boxer Micky Ward, who won a welterweight championship in 2000 after several years away from the boxing ring.

Wahlberg, Russell Pack 'Fighter' Full Of Punches

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An employee hands a gun to a customer at a gun shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Eight of the top 12 U.S. dealers of guns traced to Mexico are located in Texas. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Marc Ribot: Translating 'Silent Movies' To Music

Guitarist and composer Marc Ribot's latest album, Silent Movies, pays tribute to film scores. The creation of the album, he says, allowed him to express his more lyrical side.

Marc Ribot: Translating 'Silent Movies' To Music

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Henry Threadgill threads together musical strains from America's past and all over the globe. Courtesy of Pi Recordings hide caption

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