Monday

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Religion

Black Liberation Theology: A Historical Perspective

Theologian Dwight Hopkins provides a historical perspective on black liberation theology. Hopkins is an ordained Baptist minister and a professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Black Liberation Theology: A Historical Perspective

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Book Reviews

Cultural Chasms in Lahiri's 'Unaccustomed Earth'

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth, a new collection of short stories that chronicles the cultural alienation that exists between Indian-born parents and their American-born children.

Cultural Chasms in Lahiri's 'Unaccustomed Earth'

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Interviews

'There Will Be Blood' Director Paul Thomas Anderson

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including the the prizes for best picture and best director, Paul Thomas Anderson's film, There Will Be Blood, won Oscars for cinematography and best actor.

'There Will Be Blood' Director Paul Thomas Anderson

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Actor Paul Dano, 'There Will Be Blood'

In Paul Thomas Anderson's film There Will Be Blood, the young actor Paul Dano plays a rural preacher at odds with the oilman (Daniel Day-Lewis) at the center of the story. Dano previously appeared in Little Miss Sunshine, playing the teen who was an elective mute.

Actor Paul Dano, 'There Will Be Blood'

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Interviews

Arthur Penn, Realistic Violence in 'Bonnie and Clyde'

Director Arthur Penn changed the face of cinema with his film, Bonnie and Clyde. The graphic realism of the last scenes have influenced television and movies since the film's release in 1967.

Arthur Penn, Realistic Violence in 'Bonnie and Clyde'

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Arts & Life

In 'Stop Loss,' a Soldier's Rocky Return from War

Fresh Air film critic David Edelstein reviews Stop Loss, a film about a decorated Army sergeant (Ryan Phillippe) who resists an order to serve another tour of duty in Iraq on the grounds that he has already fulfiled his contract with the military.

In 'Stop Loss,' a Soldier's Rocky Return from War

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Thursday

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Interviews

Violence, and Silence, in Nelson's 'Paranoid Park'

In Blake Nelson's novel, Paranoid Park, a 16-year-old skateboarder is implicated when a transit cop is killed at the local skate park, and withdraws into silence as a way of dealing with it. Director Gus Van Sant recently released a film version of the novel.

Violence, and Silence, in Nelson's 'Paranoid Park'

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Music Articles

Zooey Deschanel, Tuning Up with She and Him

Actress Zooey Deschanel has made a move from the big screen to the indie-rock stage, recently co-founding the group She and Him. Deschanel joins Fresh Air to discuss her music and her band's new album, Volume One.

Zooey Deschanel, Tuning Up with She and Him

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Wednesday

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Interviews

'Open Road' Recounts Dalai Lama's Global Journey

Journalist Pico Iyer has a long history meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet who lives in exile in India. Iyer joins Fresh Air to discuss how the Dalai Lama is responding to the current Tibetan uprising and protest against Chinese rule.

'Open Road' Recounts Dalai Lama's Global Journey

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

'Brit Box' Collects Rock from Across the Pond

In the past 20 years, Great Britain has produced a huge quantity of popular music that's gotten very little attention in the U.S. The Brit Box is a four-CD collection of British rock and pop, including songs by The Smiths, Supergrass, and The Boo Radleys.

'Brit Box' Collects Rock from Across the Pond

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Monday

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Interviews

'The Ten-Year Nap': Stay-at-Home Mama Drama

In Meg Wolitzer's new novel, a group of smart, successful women choose full-time motherhood over promising professional careers — and come to terms with the effects of that decision a decade later.

'The Ten-Year Nap': Stay-at-Home Mama Drama

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PBS Series Takes a Long Look at 'Bush's War'

"Bush's War," a two-part special from the PBS series Frontline, investigates the lead-up to — and the justification for — the U.S. war in Iraq. Journalist and Frontline producer Michael Kirk joins Fresh Air to discuss the program.

PBS Series Takes a Long Look at 'Bush's War'

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Friday

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Religion

Jesus and Crucifixion, a Historical View

Today, as Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, Christian scholar and former priest John Dominic Crossan joins Fresh Air to discuss the historical Jesus, the role of crucifixion in antiquity, and the beginnings of Christianity.

Jesus and Crucifixion, a Historical View

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Thursday

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Music Articles

Adam Green, at 'Sixes & Sevens'

Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sixes & Sevens, the new album from singer-songwriter Adam Green. He co-wrote the song "Anyone Else But You" for the film Juno and co-founded the New York folk group The Moldy Peaches. Sixes & Sevens is his fifth solo album.

Adam Green, at 'Sixes & Sevens'

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Wednesday

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Remembrances

'English Patient' Director Anthony Minghella

Writer, director and Oscar winner Anthony Minghella died of a brain hemorrhage Tuesday at age 54. Minghella's screen credits include The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.

'English Patient' Director Anthony Minghella

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Tuesday

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