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Fresh Air for March 19, 2013

A new documentary about Philip Roth premieres on PBS next week as part of a slew of celebrations in honor of the novelist's 80th birthday. PBS hide caption

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A Measured Look At Roth As The Writer Turns 80

A Measured Look At Roth As The Writer Turns 80

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Fresh Air for March 18, 2013

Emily Rapp is also the author of Poster Child, about a congenital birth defect that led to the amputation of her leg when she was a child, and about how she subsequently became a poster child for the March of Dimes. Anne Staveley/Penguin Press hide caption

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'Still Point': A Meditation On Mothering A Dying Child

'Still Point': A Meditation On Mothering A Dying Child

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Elisabeth Moss (right) and Thomas Wright star in Jane Campion's new series Top of the Lake. The Sundance Channel hide caption

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Two New TV Dramas Look Below The Surface

Two New TV Dramas Look Below The Surface

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Fresh Air for March 15, 2013

Navy veteran Freddie (Phoenix) falls under the influence of cult leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Anderson's film, which critic Ella Taylor describes as "one of the most twisted father-son tales ever told." Phil Bray/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Paul Thomas Anderson, The Man Behind 'The Master'

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Man Behind 'The Master'

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Ginger & Rosa (starring Alice Englert and Elle Fanning) was directed by Sally Potter, who is perhaps best known for her 1992 film Orlando. Sally Potter hide caption

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Three New Films Examine What It Means When Girls Act Out

Three New Films Examine What It Means When Girls Act Out

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Fresh Air for March 14, 2013

Claire Vaye Watkins' debut collection of short stories — Battleborn — is informed by her childhood in the West. Riverhead Books hide caption

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Two Awards In One Day For 'Battleborn' Author Claire Vaye Watkins

Two Awards In One Day For 'Battleborn' Author Claire Vaye Watkins

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