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Fresh Air for April 25, 2014

Marie Howe is the author of three collections of poetry. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss

Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss

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Tom Hardy plays the title character in the British film Locke — in which a man's life unravels in the course of a solo drive from Birmingham to London. He's the only person the audience sees in this film, written and directed by Steven Knight. A24 hide caption

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In 'Locke,' A Man's Life Unravels En Route To London

In 'Locke,' A Man's Life Unravels En Route To London

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Fresh Air for April 24, 2014

Tyler Hicks took this photo of a woman sheltering her children on the floor of a cafe at the Westgate Mall during an attack by militants in Nairobi on Sept. 21, 2013. The woman later contacted Hicks and told him she kept her kids quiet and still by singing along to songs that were playing on the mall loudspeakers. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times hide caption

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Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

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Fresh Air for April 23, 2014

Seth Meyers hosts the premiere of his talk show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, in February. "The trickiest part of this job the first week was just figuring out what to do with my hands," says Meyers, who was used to holding a microphone during standup. Remembering that he had pockets was key. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

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Fresh Air for April 22, 2014

In her new book, Forcing the Spring, investigative reporter Jo Becker goes behind the scenes in the fight for marriage equality. Above, Eric Breese of Rochester, N.Y., joins hundreds of others to rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality

'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality

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Fresh Air for April 21, 2014

Comic Hari Kondabolu's album Waiting for 2042 is a reference to the year the Census Bureau projects whites will be the minority in the U.S. "Don't worry, white people," he says. "You were a minority when you came to this country. Things seemed to have worked out for you." Kyle Johnson hide caption

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For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke

For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke

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