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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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Author Interviews

A 'Zone' Full Of Zombies In Lower Manhattan

Colson Whitehead's new novel Zone One is a post-apocalyptic tale of a Manhattan crippled by a plague and overrun with zombies. He explains that he created the novel, in part, to pay homage to the grimy 1970s New York of his childhood.

A 'Zone' Full Of Zombies In Lower Manhattan

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Health

The Man Who Tracks Viruses Before They Spread

Nathan Wolfe travels to the viral hot spots of the world, where viruses first jump from animals to humans. The scientist spends his days tracking emerging infectious diseases before they turn into global pandemics.

The Man Who Tracks Viruses Before They Spread

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Family Guy has received three Primetime Emmy Awards. The series, set in Quahog RI, stars the Griffin family and their pet dog Brian.

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Music Articles

Seth MacFarlane: TV's 'Family Guy' Makes Music, Too

MacFarlane is best known for creating the animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. But he's also a singer whose new album features songs from the Great American Songbook.

Seth MacFarlane: TV's 'Family Guy' Makes Music, Too

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Laura Dern and series creator Mike White, shown together on the set of Enlightened, first worked together on White's 2007 film Year of the Dog.

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Mike White, 'Marriage Plot'

Series creator Mike White talks about the tone of his new HBO series Enlightened; Jeffrey Eugenides chats about his third novel The Marriage Plot, and music critic Ken Tucker examines The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.

Fresh Air Weekend: Mike White, 'Marriage Plot'

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Ted Danson and Marg Helgenberger search for clues on the CBS drama CSI.

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Movie Interviews

Twain Humor Award Honors Comedian Will Ferrell

Comedian Will Ferrell will receive the 14th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this month at the Kennedy Center. The comedian became famous as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in movies such as Old School and Elf.

Twain Humor Award Honors Comedian Will Ferrell

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Vera (Elena Anaya) is both patient and obsession for plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), who is bent on creating a synthetic skin that can resist any kind of damage.

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Military members who lost their limbs overseas participate in a run in California.

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1st Lt. Josh Seefried is the author and editor of a new anthology, Our Time: Breaking The Silence of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a collection of stories from other gay military members.

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Book Reviews

'Lost Memory Of Skin' Goes Where Most Fiction Won't

Russell Banks' latest is an uneven effort to excavate and redeem the dregs of modern society. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the novel — about porn addiction and sexual predators — is compelling in a low-grade, nightmarish sort of way.

'Lost Memory Of Skin' Goes Where Most Fiction Won't

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Music Articles

Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer.

Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

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Laura Dern is Amy Jellicoe, a health and beauty executive who returns from a post-meltdown retreat to pick up the pieces of her broken life in the new HBO series Enlightened.

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Over the past few seasons, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) has changed from meek hero to forceful villain. TV critic David Bianculli says he isn't just breaking bad anymore...he's entirely broken.

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Television

'Breaking Bad,' 'Horror' Leave Viewers Wanting More

The new FX drama series American Horror Story premiered last week and last night, the AMC drama Breaking Bad presented its season finale. TV critic David Bianculli says both are must-sees — because they both leave him wanting more.

'Breaking Bad,' 'Horror' Leave Viewers Wanting More

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Homeland stars Damien Lewis as a returning POW and Claire Danes as a CIA agent who suspects he's a double agent.

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Jane Mayer, 'Homeland'

Writer Jane Mayer profiles a conservative businessman who influences politics in N.C.; TV writer and executive producer Howard Gordon talks about Homeland, and linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term "class warfare."

Fresh Air Weekend: Jane Mayer, 'Homeland'

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