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Fresh Air Weekend: Detroit, Anat Cohen And Richard Thompson

Journalist Charlie LeDuff discusses his new book, Detroit: An American Autopsy. Clarinetist Anat Cohen explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to her native Israel. And in a new album, Richard Thompson is still coming to terms with the sources of his frustrations.

Fresh Air Weekend: Detroit, Anat Cohen And Richard Thompson

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Tony Kushner based his screenplay for Lincoln in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of the president, Team of Rivals — but he read many other histories and biographies, in addition to Lincoln's own writings. DreamWorks/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis star in the film — the story of a 12-year-old girl and boy who merge their imaginative worlds on an island off the coast of New England. Focus Features hide caption

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Wes Anderson, Creating A Singular 'Kingdom'

The filmmaker's latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, is up for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It's the story of a 12-year-old girl and boy who fall in love and then make a pact to run off into the woods together.

Wes Anderson, Creating A Singular 'Kingdom'

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Author Interviews

'Klansville, U.S.A.' Chronicles The Rise And Fall Of The KKK

Author and sociologist David Cunningham speaks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the origins of cross burnings and white hoods, and why North Carolina had more Klan members during the height of the civil rights movement than all other Southern states combined.

'Klansville, U.S.A.' Chronicles The Rise And Fall Of The KKK

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Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love

The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women. On his new Electric, Thompson is still coming to terms with the sources of his frustrations, which ought to give him material for many years to come.

Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love

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'Dead Sea Scrolls' Live On In Debate And Discovery

In a new book, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography, religious scholar and author John J. Collins tells the history of the scrolls and the controversies they have prompted, and explores the questions they ask and answer about Judeo-Christian history.

'Dead Sea Scrolls' Live On In Debate And Discovery

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and vintage Captain Beefheart to create complicated rhythms and solos reminiscent of jazz-rock fusion.

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

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A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens 'Everything'

In a new memoir, James Lasdun describes how a former-student-turned-friend stalked and slandered him online. Give Me Everything You Have is a meditation on what it means to control your reputation on the Internet — and the book is Lasdun's attempt to fight back.

A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens 'Everything'

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Detroit native Charlie LeDuff says that the city must forget the future and instead focus on the present. His new book is called Detroit: An American Autopsy. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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An 'Autopsy' Of Detroit Finds Resilience In A Struggling City

To some, Detroit may be a symbol of urban decay; but to journalist Charlie LeDuff, it's home. In Detroit: An American Autopsy, he says the city's heart beats on. "We're still here trying to reconstruct the great thing we once had," he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

An 'Autopsy' Of Detroit Finds Resilience In A Struggling City

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Fresh Air Weekend: Bradley Cooper, Michael Apted

Bradley Cooper talks about watching movies with his father as a kid in Philadelphia and being up against Daniel Day Lewis for an Oscar. Every seven years since 1964, Michael Apted has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people in his acclaimed 7 Up series.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bradley Cooper, Michael Apted

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Tyler Perry stars in the action thriller Alex Cross, which is now out on DVD. Sidney Baldwin/2012 Summit Entertainment LLC hide caption

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Brutus (Salvatore Striano) fixes a wild stare at the witnesses and conspirators after Julius Caesar's murder, in a scene from Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die. Adopt Films hide caption

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'Caesar' Comes Alive In An Italian Prison

In Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's new film, Caesar Must Die, a group of prisoners put on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. It's barely an hour and a quarter, and it's physically small-scale, but it's so compressed it wears you out — in a good way.

'Caesar' Comes Alive In An Italian Prison

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Bradley Cooper Finds 'Silver Linings' Everywhere

The actor, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in David O. Russell's film, talks about watching movies with his father as a kid in Philadelphia, his childhood fascination with soldiers and being up against Daniel Day Lewis for an Oscar.

Bradley Cooper Finds 'Silver Linings' Everywhere

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Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

On her latest album, Claroscuro, the jazz clarinetist explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to Brazilian music to that of her native Israel. It's this desire to adapt the instrument to so many musical traditions that has earned Cohen such acclaim.

Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

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A Mystery That Explores 'The Rage' Of New Ireland

Reporter-turned-novelist Gene Kerrigan sets his story in Ireland after the 2008 financial crisis. The Rage is a boundlessly readable portrait of a country in which ordinary citizens have been hit the hardest and all the old certainties have vanished.

A Mystery That Explores 'The Rage' Of New Ireland

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