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Interviews

C.J. Chivers: On The Ground In Syria

The New York Times reporter talks about spending much of the past year with rebels in Syria. Chivers is also the author of The Gun, about how the AK-47 has defined modern warfare.

C.J. Chivers: On The Ground In Syria

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Marc Maron, whose latest book is Attempting Normal, is also the author of The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah. Leigh Righton/Spiegel & Grau hide caption

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Author Interviews

Marc Maron: A Life Fueled By 'Panic And Dread'

The comedian turned his life around when he started "WTF with Marc Maron" out of his garage in 2009. He has parlayed the popularity of the podcast into a new television show called Maron, based on his life, as well as a new memoir.

Marc Maron: A Life Fueled By 'Panic And Dread'

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Mad Men's sixth season, which premiered April 7, revolves around (from left) Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley), Bobby Draper (Mason Vale Cotton), Betty Francis (January Jones), Gene Draper (Evan and Ryder Londo), Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm). Frank Ockenfels/AMC hide caption

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Barbra Streisand is Joyce Brewster in The Guilt Trip. The multitalented performer has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony — a feat achieved by fewer than a dozen artists. Sam Emerson/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Film And Family

Singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom in The Guilt Trip. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.

'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Film And Family

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Visitors paid their respects at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street on April 20, near the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Commentary

'Horrific' And 'Surreal': The Words We Use To Bear Witness

After more than a week of gruesome media coverage, linguist Geoff Nunberg takes a close look at the words we use to describe events that mesmerize and horrify, that sensitize and desensitize, that transfix and repel us at the same time.

'Horrific' And 'Surreal': The Words We Use To Bear Witness

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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was also a writer and producer on The Sopranos for a time. Michael Yarish/AMC hide caption

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David Sedaris's new book is called Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

The best-selling author and humorist has kept journals for 36 years. Those diaries have been the jumping-off point for the personal essays that appear in his collections, including Me Talk Pretty One Day and now Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls.

'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

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Matthew McConaughey stars as a man on the run from authorities in Jeff Nichols' Mud. Jim Bridges/Roadside Attractions Publicity hide caption

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

Known for rom-coms, the actor, currently starring in Mud, is taking on more dramatic roles.

Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

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Daniel (Aden Young) finds a supporter in the devout Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) — if not among all of his other neighbors — when he's exonerated after spending more than 19 years in prison for a crime he did't commit. Sundance Film Channel hide caption

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Television

'Rectify': An Ex-Con Navigates The World Outside

A new six-episode drama for the Sundance Channel follows a man who, after 19 years in prison, is exonerated by DNA evidence and returns to his family. Critic David Bianculli says it's a unique show, and a memorable one.

'Rectify': An Ex-Con Navigates The World Outside

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Movie Reviews

Tom Cruise's Latest Headed For 'Oblivion'

Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi adventure, starring Tom Cruise, is the most incoherent piece of storytelling since John Travolta's Battlefield Earth. It had critic David Edelstein crying, "What? What?" over the din of the explosions.

Tom Cruise's Latest Headed For 'Oblivion'

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Photographer Tim Hetherington during an assignment for Vanity Fair Magazine at the Restrepo outpost. Tim A. Hetherington hide caption

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Explosions At Boston Marathon

Journalists Charles Sennott And Seth Mnookin Discuss Boston Manhunt

Charles Sennott, vice president, executive editor and co-founder of GlobalPost, talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the ongoing manhunt in Boston. Seth Mnookin, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, describes live-tweeting the events at MIT.

Journalists Charles Sennott And Seth Mnookin Discuss Boston Manhunt

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Dennis Lehane On 'Messing With The Wrong City'

Author Dennis Lehane talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his New York Times op-ed, "Messing with the Wrong City," which expressed his love for his hometown.

Dennis Lehane On 'Messing With The Wrong City'

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Explosions At Boston Marathon

David Bianculli On Media Coverage Of The Marathon Explosions

Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli talks with Terry Gross about the media coverage surrounding the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

David Bianculli On Media Coverage Of The Marathon Explosions

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Music

For Boston: A Dave McKenna Concert

Fresh Air pays tribute to Boston with a 1988 performance by the late jazz pianist Dave McKenna. From 1981 to 1991, McKenna had a standing gig at Boston's Grand Dame Copley Plaza Hotel. He was also a loyal Red Sox fan. He died in 2008.

For Boston: A Dave McKenna Concert

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