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In All Is Lost, Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor, stranded at sea on a badly damaged yacht. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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Michael Sheen plays Dr. William Masters, the senior member of a research team that conducted pioneering studies for more than three decades into the physiology of human sexuality. Michael Desmond/Showtime hide caption

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Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

"This is it," Webb said of Fitzgerald. "I have a real singer now. That's what the public wants."

Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set
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President Bush speaks to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Philadelphia, on July 26, 2007. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Delia Ephron is a novelist and playwright. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, O, Vogue and the Huffington Post. Her older sister, writer Nora Ephron, died in June 2012. Elena Seibert/Penguin Group hide caption

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Alexander Payne arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Alexander Payne, Baby Photos And Ted Williams

Director Alexander Payne talks about his new film Nebraska. Alexis Madrigal explores the best way to share photos of his new baby. And Ben Bradlee Jr. talks about The Kid, his new biography of baseball player Ted Williams.

Fresh Air Weekend: Alexander Payne, Baby Photos And Ted Williams
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The life and work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is examined in Six by Sondheim, a documentary from James Lapine, who also directed several of Sondheim's shows. Jerry Jackson/HBO hide caption

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Delightful 'Six By Sondheim' Leaves You Wanting Six More

HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.

Delightful 'Six By Sondheim' Leaves You Wanting Six More
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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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In the Coen brothers' latest film, down and out Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is trying to make ends meet as a folk singer in New York in the early 1960s. Alison Rosa/Long Strange Trip/CBS Films hide caption

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A lot of what we think we know about interrogation tactics comes from television and movies. Above (from left), Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum and Robert Young appear in a scene from the 1947 film Crossfire. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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William Parker's Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set

With six concerts spread over eight discs, Wood Flute Songs documents the bassist's exhaustive and creative live output.

William Parker's Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set
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Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of 15 17th century Dutch paintings on view at New York's Frick Collection through early 2014. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Mulcahy, the songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy," returns after eight years and a tragic loss. R. Murray/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mark Mulcahy: The Fresh Air Interview

The smart songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy" returns after eight years. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You is full of smart wordplay and Mulcahy's unmistakable voice, but it's also driven by loss.

Mark Mulcahy Is The 'Moving Forward Type'
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What To Expect When You're Expecting ... To Share Your Baby Photos

Smartphones and the Internet have made it easier than ever to share photos of their friends, family, pets and children. But sharing personal photos raises technological and ethical questions.

What To Expect When You're Expecting ... To Share Your Baby Photos
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The price of gold rose dramatically after Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Williams, pictured here in 1941, was deeply marked by his parents' absence while he and his brother were growing up. AP hide caption

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Alexander Payne arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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