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Author Interviews

Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet

There was a time when many thought the Internet was beyond government regulation, its very chaos a source of creativity and strength. Nate Anderson's The Internet Police looks at how law enforcement went about changing that.

Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet

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John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

'Looking For The Next One' Reveals Underappreciated Sax Trio

A new double set of unreleased S.O.S. tunes, Looking for the Next One on the Cuneiform label, was recorded in concert and in the studio in the mid-1970s. John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore could sound timeless, of and ahead of their time.

'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio

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T.E. Lawrence, shown here on Oct. 3, 1928, wore Arab clothing in an effort to be seen as trustworthy. AP hide caption

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Janae Watson (Vicky Jeudy), Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Dayanara Diaz (Dascha Polanco) arrive in prison in the first episode of Orange Is the New Black. Barbara Nitke/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Orange Is The New Black,' Valerie June, Sherpas

Former inmate Piper Kerman and showrunner Jenji Kohan tell the story of a women's prison, Ken Tucker reviews Valerie June's new album and journalist Grayson Schaffer details the dangers Sherpas face on Mount Everest.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Orange Is The New Black,' Valerie June, Sherpas

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Mario Savio, shown here at a victory rally in UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza on Dec. 9, 1964, was the face of the free speech movement. AP hide caption

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Bobby Cannavale (right) starred in Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway. Cannavale has also starred in television shows such as HBO's Boardwalk Empire and in films such as The Station Agent. Scott Landis/JRA Broadway hide caption

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Bobby Cannavale, At Home On Broadway

The actor, who starred in Glenngarry Glen Ross opposite Al Pacino, has been acting for the stage since he was a teenager in Union City, N.J. "It was the only thing I ever wanted to do, really," he says.

Bobby Cannavale, At Home On Broadway

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A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace. Jay Shulman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

Recently reissued Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet convey natural refinement, balance and a kind of inward grace. Fresh Air critic Lloyd Schwartz says they take their place among the most luminous chamber-music performances on record.

A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

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Book Reviews

A Gossipy, Nostalgic History Of A Publishing 'Hothouse'

The prestigious publishing company Farrar, Straus and Giroux helped define the intellectual life of post-World War II America. Boris Kachka's book explores the company's history, from its founding in 1946 to its sale to a German conglomerate in 1994 and beyond.

A Gossipy, Nostalgic History Of A Publishing 'Hothouse'

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Wednesday

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Ninety percent of what we wear, eat and consume is carried by container ships like this one at the state-run Jaya Container Terminal of Sri Lanka's port of Colombo. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lhamu Chhiki's husband, Chhewang Nima, summited Mount Everest 19 times. He died while leading a private expedition on Mount Baruntse in 2010. Courtesy of Grayson Schaffer hide caption

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Asia

On Mount Everest, Sherpa Guides Bear The Brunt Of The Danger

Sherpa guides are 10 times more likely to die than commercial fishermen, the most dangerous, nonmilitary occupation in the U.S. But they're offered little financial protection by companies who charge Western climbers thousands of dollars for a trip up the mountain.

On Mount Everest, Sherpa Guides Bear The Brunt Of The Danger

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Tuesday

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Jenji Kohan, seen here on the set of Orange Is the New Black, began her writing career on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ursula Coyote/Netflix hide caption

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Television

'Orange' Creator Jenji Kohan: 'Piper Was My Trojan Horse'

Orange Is the New Black's showrunner explains how a story about a privileged white woman and criminality allows her to tell "really fascinating tales" of black women, Latinas, old women and criminals. Kohan also created the Showtime series Weeds.

'Orange' Creator Jenji Kohan: 'Piper Was My Trojan Horse'

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Music Reviews

Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

June can sing a duel with the Devil, even as her voice tells you she knows she's already triumphed.

Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

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Record producer Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places. Some of those songs are included on South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Articles

'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career

Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places.

'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career

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Book Reviews

Addictive 'Infatuations' Takes A Metaphysical Look At Crime

Spanish novelist Javier Marías is well-known in Europe, but not as popular in the United States. Critic John Powers says Marías' latest work — an unsettling, slightly sinister twist on the mystery novel — ought to raise the author's profile here in America.

Addictive 'Infatuations' Takes A Metaphysical Look At Crime

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Bob Odenkirk plays sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman on AMC's Breaking Bad. The show is in its final season, but creator Vince Gilligan has talked about doing a spinoff series for Saul that would star Odenkirk. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Bob Odenkirk, 'Love Affairs' And 'In A World ...'

Odenkirk reflects on playing Breaking Bad's most comedic character, Maureen Corrigan reviews a debut novel about a literary young man in Brooklyn and Lake Bell and Fred Melamed discuss the draw of voice-over work.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bob Odenkirk, 'Love Affairs' And 'In A World ...'

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In HBO's Enlightened, Laura Dern stars as corporate executive Amy Jellicoe, who returns from a post-meltdown retreat to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Series creator Mike White stars as Tyler, Amy's friend and co-worker. Lacey Terrell/HBO hide caption

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Interviews

Mike White On Creating HBO's 'Enlightened' Whistle-Blower

On the HBO series Enlightened, a naive corporate executive played by Laura Dern wants to change the world. The series' creator and writer, Mike White, says the show's whistle-blowing plot line was inspired, in part, by his own father's experience.

Mike White On Creating HBO's 'Enlightened' Whistle-Blower

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Music News

Remembering The People's Throat Singer Of Tuva

In a 1999 interview, Kongar-Ol Ondar demonstrates his ancient style of singing for Terry Gross.

Remembering The People's Throat Singer Of Tuva

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Before the midseason break, Breaking Bad's Walter White (Bryan Cranston) had stashed away plenty of drug money, but may have inadvertently tipped off his DEA agent brother-in-law. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Television

A 'Curb'-Like Comedy And The Return Of 'Breaking Bad'

This weekend, AMC begins showing the final episodes of its acclaimed drama series, and launches a new one: Low Winter Sun. Meanwhile, HBO presents its newest made-for-TV movie — this one a comedy, starring and co-written by Larry David.

A 'Curb'-Like Comedy And The Return Of 'Breaking Bad'

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