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Books

Spanish Court To Investigate Bush's 'Torture Team'

A book about the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay has led to an investigation by the Spanish court. In Torture Team, Philippe Sands alleges that high-ranking members of the Bush administration were responsible for instituting harsh interrogation tactics.

Spanish Court To Investigate Bush's 'Torture Team'

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U.S.

Reporter Scott Shane On 'Torture Memo' News

New York Times writer covers national security issues; he discusses what the newly discovered documents reveal about Bush Administration policy, and what the fallout from their release may be.

Reporter Scott Shane On 'Torture Memo' News

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Tuesday

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Books

Long History Of Child Abuse Haunts Island 'Paradise'

In 2000, police investigating the rape allegations of a 15-year-old girl on a remote Pacific island uncovered a trail of child abuse dating back at least three generations. Journalist Kathy Marks details the story in her new book, Lost Paradise.

Long History Of Child Abuse Haunts Island 'Paradise'

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Book Reviews

Making The Case For Intellectuals

Public intellectual George Scialabba contemplates the role of great — and not so great — thinkers in his new collection of essays, What Are Intellectuals Good For? Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it "a pleasure to read."

Making The Case For Intellectuals

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Monday

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Sports

Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

Journalist Elmer Smith first met Mike Tyson when the future heavyweight champion was just turning 18. Smith, who worked as a boxing writer, a general sports columnist and a general news columnist, went on to cover the ups and downs of the boxer's career.

Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

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Friday

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Arts & Life

The Real Story Behind 'The Soloist'

The friendship between Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist, and Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician, has inspired newspaper columns, a book and now a movie. In 2008, Lopez joined Fresh Air to describe his friendship with Ayers.

The Real Story Behind 'The Soloist'

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Movies

Mike Tyson, The Damaged Everyman

James Toback has created a new documentary about Mike Tyson, the ex-boxing world champ. Movie critic David Edelstein says that Toback's mix of old and new footage "flows seamlessly" and that the stream-of-consciousness movie is "revelatory."

Mike Tyson, The Damaged Everyman

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Thursday

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'Reflections' On Life, Love And Comedy

In her new memoir, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror, stand-up comedian and Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer recounts her experiences working as a comedian.

'Reflections' On Life, Love And Comedy

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Wednesday

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Movies

Fothergill and Linfield: The Families Of 'Earth'

Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield are the directors behind the hit nature documentary series Planet Earth. Their new movie, Earth, uses some of the same footage but is "character-based" rather than "habitat based."

Fothergill and Linfield: The Families Of 'Earth'

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

Neil Young Faces A 'Fork In The Road'

A concept album about fuel-efficient cars may not sounds like the most promising idea for lively music, but that's what Neil Young has done with his new collection of songs. Ken Tucker reviews Fork in the Road.

Neil Young Faces A 'Fork In The Road'

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Author Interviews

J.G. Ballard And 'The Psychology Of The Future'

Author J.G. Ballard died April 19 from cancer. The science fiction writer produced more than 20 novels and short story collections, including Empire of the Sun and Love & Napalm: U.S.A. Fresh Air remembers Ballard with an archival interview.

J.G. Ballard And 'The Psychology Of The Future'

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Monday

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Health

A Prescription For 'Brain Gain'?

Drugs prescribed for attention deficit disorder, narcolepsy, epilepsy and other conditions are being used by people who don't need them, in an effort to enhance brain function. Journalist Margaret Talbot discusses the trend.

A Prescription For 'Brain Gain'?

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Darren Aronofsky On 'The Wrestler'

Director Darren Aronofsky talks about making a realistic film about a notoriously fake sport. His Oscar-nominated film, starring Mickey Rourke as a professional wrestler well past his prime, will be released on DVD next week.

Darren Aronofsky On 'The Wrestler'

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Movies

Vast Conspiracies, Just Waiting To Be Exposed

Critic David Edelstein says the new newspapers-and-politicos thriller is stuck in the 1970s — but don't expect All the President's Men. This is one Beltway time bomb that never explodes.

Vast Conspiracies, Just Waiting To Be Exposed

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