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Fresh Air for February 7, 2014

Members of The Beatles play in the snow outside Washington, D.C.'s Coliseum where they were scheduled to perform before a sell-out audience in 1964. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

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Critic David Edelstein says that The Monuments Men has "an all-star cast" — including Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett — but that "the stars are all low-wattage." Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

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Fresh Air for February 6, 2014

Susan Crawford says that in cities like Seoul and Stockholm, high-speed, high-capacity networks are taken for granted. "It really is astonishing what's going on in America," she says. "We're falling way behind in the pack of developed nations when it comes to high-speed Internet access, capacity and prices." iStockphoto hide caption

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Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

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Fresh Air for February 5, 2014

"The term 'vegan leather' makes me think that you peeled a carrot and took the skin and made a jacket out of it," says Tim Gunn, pictured above at the Under the Gunn finale fashion show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

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Fresh Air for February 4, 2014

The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

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Borgen's heroine is Birgitte Nyborg, superbly played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Pilou Asbaek plays Don Draper-ish spin doctor Kasper Juul. MHz Networks hide caption

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'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

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Fresh Air for February 3, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. He was 46. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

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