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In 'Public Places,' Lives of Quiet Desperation

French filmmaker Alain Resnais is best known for his nonlinear art films — but 20 years ago he began adapting plays; his latest picture, Private Fears in Public Places, is based on a 2004 dark comedy by the British writer Alan Ayckbourn.

In 'Public Places,' Lives of Quiet Desperation

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Interviews

Robert Dallek, Summing Up 'Nixon and Kissinger'

Presidential historian Robert Dallek has written about LBJ, JFK, FDR and Ronald Reagan. Now, in his book Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, he tackles two political titans he describes as "self-serving characters with grandiose dreams of recasting world affairs."

Robert Dallek, Summing Up 'Nixon and Kissinger'

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An Agency Escapee Takes Aim at the Ad Biz

Novelist Joshua Ferris makes his debut with Then We Came to the End, a satire about life in a Chicago advertising agency. Ferris' short fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Best New American Voices, and Prairie Schooner.

An Agency Escapee Takes Aim at the Ad Biz

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CCH Pounder, Taking Charge of 'The Shield'

Best known for her portrayal of Detective Claudette Wyms on The Shield, actress CCH Pounder also boasts film credits ranging from Bagdad Cafe to Benny & Joon; her Shield character's recent promotion to the rank of captain promises new storylines. Rebroadcast from June 5, 2006.

CCH Pounder, Taking Charge of 'The Shield'

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