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Fresh Air for June 2, 2014

Denzel Washington plays Walter Lee, the role played by Sidney Poitier in the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. Sophie Okonedo, known for her Academy Award nomination for Hotel Rwanda, plays Ruth Younger in her New York stage debut. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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'Raisin In The Sun' Revival: A Uniquely American Story Is Back On Broadway

'Raisin In The Sun' Revival: A Uniquely American Story Is Back On Broadway

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Fresh Air for May 31, 2014

Max Beckmann's biblical and political triptych Departure (right) hangs on the same wall as Adolf Ziegler's Four Elements triptych, which Hitler owned. Both pieces are part of the Neue Galerie's "Degenerate Art" exhibit. Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

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Fresh Air for May 30, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

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Fresh Air for May 29, 2014

The Neue Galerie exhibit's empty frames represent paintings that were lost or destroyed by the Nazis. They appear beside works that survived Nazi rule, like George Grosz's Portrait of the Writer Max Hermann-Neisse (lower right). Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

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Fresh Air for May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

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