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Fresh Air for April 11, 2014

A '70s con artist (Christian Bale, right) is forced to team up with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper, left) in American Hustle, inspired by a real-life sting targeting corrupt politicians. Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make

At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make

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Mad Men — starring Jon Hamm as Don Draper — returns for its seventh and final season Sunday on AMC. Michael Yarish/AMC hide caption

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Without Giving Too Much Away, Here's What We Can Say About 'Mad Men'

Without Giving Too Much Away, Here's What We Can Say About 'Mad Men'

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Fresh Air for April 10, 2014

Frozen is the tale of sisters Anna and Elsa, whose relationship is captured in music by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

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Fresh Air for April 9, 2014

Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie starts Sunday on Showtime. Ken Regan/Showtime hide caption

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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

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Fresh Air for April 8, 2014

In her memoir Living With a Wild God, Barbara Ehrenreich describes the mystical visions she had as a teenager. Courtesy of Twelve/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

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Family dramas have always been one of television's most difficult genres to do properly, without getting too sweet, too overwrought, or too predictable — but NBC's Parenthood finds the right balance. Above, Ray Romano as Hank, Mae Whitman as Amber, and Lauren Graham as Sarah. Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right

'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right

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Fresh Air for April 7, 2014

"If Jesus had not been declared God by his followers, his followers would'™ve remained a sect within Judaism, a small Jewish sect," says historian Bart Ehrman. iStockphoto hide caption

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If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

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