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In a new memoir, Anjelica Huston recounts her childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London and her coming of age in New York. Robert Fleischauer/Courtesy of Scribner hide caption

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'Great Beauty,' 'Narco Cultura': Excess, Succeeding Wildly

Critic John Powers says Italy's submission for the best foreign language film Oscar and a documentary about the Mexican drug war got him thinking about a William Blake proverb: "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."

'Great Beauty,' 'Narco Cultura': Excess, Succeeding Wildly

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Doris Lessing, pictured here in 2006, once refused to allow the queen to declare her a dame of the British Empire, because — as the author put it — "There is no British Empire." Martin Cleaver/AP hide caption

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Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers 'Golden Notebook' Author Doris Lessing

Lessing's 1962 book was regarded as among the most important feminist novels of its time. She died Sunday. Fresh Air's Terry Gross interviewed Lessing in 1988 and 1992.

Fresh Air Remembers 'Golden Notebook' Author Doris Lessing

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Bruce Dern, Booker Ervin And 'Hyperbole And A Half'

The veteran actor discusses his new film, Nebraska, Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of Ervin's 1960 album The Book Cooks and blogger/illustrator/author Allie Brosh opens up about her crippling depression.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bruce Dern, Booker Ervin And 'Hyperbole And A Half'

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Friday

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Interviews

Carol Burnett: The Fresh Air Interview

Carol Burnett won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October. The award ceremony will be broadcast on PBS Sunday, Nov. 24. Fresh Air's Terry Gross interviewed Burnett in 2003.

Carol Burnett: The Fresh Air Interview

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Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

Whether glossy and heartfelt (Clarkson's Wrapped in Red) or earnest and playful (Lowe's Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family), these albums can help conjure a holiday mood in the month before Christmas.

Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

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David (Will Forte, left) and his father, Woody (Bruce Dern, center), take time out of their quixotic journey to stop in Woody's small Nebraska hometown — where Woody's old business partner, Ed (Stacy Keach), is still nursing a grudge. Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Across 'Nebraska,' On A Journey That Goes Beyond The Trip

Critic David Edelstein calls the film, in which an elderly man sets out to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize, a "superb balancing act" from director Alexander Payne.

Across 'Nebraska,' On A Journey That Goes Beyond The Trip

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Thursday

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Bruce Dern has been acting for more than 50 years. In Nebraska, he plays a man on a mission to collect $1 million. Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Wednesday

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Music Reviews

No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

Down-home and majestic, the tenor saxophonist's sound was like a cane stalk shooting up out of rich earth. His 1960 album The Book Cooks features fellow sax-man Zoot Sims in a friendly square-off.

No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Roy Choi, Industrial Musicals And 'The Story Of A New Name'

A Los Angeles chef explains how the Korean taco pulled its chefs' backgrounds into one food truck offering, Critic John Powers reviews Elena Ferrante's latest book and the author of Everything's Coming Up Profits explains the history of corporate show tunes.

Fresh Air Weekend: Roy Choi, Industrial Musicals And 'The Story Of A New Name'

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Stephen Colbert: In Good 'Company' On Broadway

The political satirist and comedian talks about his Broadway performance (and performance anxieties).

Stephen Colbert: In Good 'Company' On Broadway

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