Friday

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Interviews

Clive Owen, 'Inside Man'

Actor Clive Owen co-stars with Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster in the new Spike Lee film Inside Man. His previous films include Closer, Sin City, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and Croupier. (This interview was originally broadcast July 12, 2004.)

Clive Owen, 'Inside Man'

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Stone, Cold in 'Basic Instinct 2'

Sharon Stone returns as a gorgeous novelist (and apparent psychopath) in a sequel to her 1992 smash hit Basic Instinct. This time, she's matching wits and sexual techniques with British actor David Morrissey instead of Michael Douglas. David Edelstein has a review.

Stone, Cold in 'Basic Instinct 2'

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Thursday

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Analysis

The Shifting Poles of New Globalization

The most frightening thing the United States could do to Iran, short of attacking it, is to leave Iraq, says New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. The second most frightening thing for Iran, he says, would be a U.S. success in Iraq.

The Shifting Poles of New Globalization

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Music Articles

Beastie Boys, Filmed in Concert: 'I... Shot That!'

You may know them as Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock. Or as Michael Diamond, Adam Yauch, and Adam Horovitz. Or simply, the Beastie Boys. For their new concert film, Awesome; I... Shot That!, they gave cameras to their fans in the crowd.

Beastie Boys, Filmed in Concert: 'I... Shot That!'

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Tuesday

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Analyzing Bush: 'Rebel in Chief'

President Bush is an enigmatic leader who uses an insurgent approach in reshaping policy and politics. That idea is central to Rebel in Chief, the new book by political writer Fred Barnes. Barnes is the executive editor of conservative magazine The Weekly Standard.

Analyzing Bush: 'Rebel in Chief'

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Monday

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Interviews

Seymour Cassel, Lead Character Actor

Actor Seymour Cassel has roles in the new TV series Heist and the film Lonesome Jim. Cassel, who comes from a showbiz family, has been acting in film and TV since 1959. His mother worked in Burlesque, and Cassel grew up backstage, amid chorus girls and sequins.

Seymour Cassel, Lead Character Actor

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Movies

Baumbach's 'The Squid and the Whale' on DVD

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach's new film is The Squid and the Whale. The post-college angst film Kicking and Screaming established Baumbach's directorial credentials in 1995; last year, he collaborated with Wes Anderson on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Baumbach's 'The Squid and the Whale' on DVD

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Interviews

Braugher Returns With 'Thief'

Actor Andre Braugher stars in the new series Thief, which debuts at 10 p.m. Tuesday on FX. Braugher plays Nick Atwater, leader of a small gang of thieves. Braugher is best known for his work on the TV series Homicide: Life on the Streets.

Braugher Returns With 'Thief'

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A Political Warning Shot: 'American Theocracy'

Nixon adviser Kevin Phillips' book The Emerging Republican Majority was hailed as a visionary work of political analysis. But in American Theocracy, he argues that the Republican Party — and the country — is headed for disaster.

A Political Warning Shot: 'American Theocracy'

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A Family 'Falling' After a Tour in Vietnam

Danielle Trussoni's just-published memoir is Falling Through the Earth. In the book, Trussoni explores the damaging legacy of her father's military service in Vietnam. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says the memoir is also an unusual testament to the father-daughter bond.

A Family 'Falling' After a Tour in Vietnam

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Arts & Life

Exploring Broadway's Early Irish Period

Singer, musician and folklorist Mick Moloney's new album, McNally's Row of Flats, centers on theater songs by an Irish songwriting team from the late 1800s. In those days, Vaudeville and minstrelsy were giving way to American Musical Theater in New York City.

Exploring Broadway's Early Irish Period

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