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Music Articles

James Carter's Music in the Moment

Saxophonist James Carter says he titled his new album Present Tense because "it captures where I am now." The album features Victor Lewis on drums, D. D. Jackson on piano and Dwight Adams on trumpet. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead offers a review.

James Carter's Music in the Moment

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Movies

'Sex and the City' Ladies Settle Down with Style

Four years after Sex and the City's TV finale, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse return — a little older, a little more settled, but with Cosmos still in hand. If you loved the TV show, the movie will fly by; if you hated it, brace yourself.

'Sex and the City' Ladies Settle Down with Style

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Movies

At Cannes, a Broad Menu, Plus Critical Indigestion

Fresh Air critic-at-large John Powers spent some time at the Cannes Film Festival this month, and today he reports back on what he saw. He says this year's movies weren't half bad — but for Americans, at least, the festival had a gloomy, fatalistic vibe.

At Cannes, a Broad Menu, Plus Critical Indigestion

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Author Interviews

From Michael Chabon, Noir and Niftorim in the North

Pulitzer Prize winner's 2007 novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union imagines that the fledgling Israel collapsed in 1948 — and part of Alaska was set aside as a temporary refuge for Jews. The inspiration: A real proposal to do just that.

From Michael Chabon, Noir and Niftorim in the North

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Music Articles

Neil Diamond: 50 Years of Music that Moves You

Home Before Dark, the 46th album from singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, is No. 1 on the pop charts. It's the first time Diamond has claimed that spot in a career that's spanned nearly five decades. He talked to Terry Gross in 2005.

Neil Diamond: 50 Years of Music that Moves You

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Arts & Life

HBO's 'Recount,' Recapping the 2000 Election

Fresh Air's TV critic reviews HBO's Recount, about the uncertain and still-controversial aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. The movie stars Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern and Tom Wilkinson.

HBO's 'Recount,' Recapping the 2000 Election

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Interviews

The Pentagon on Sept. 11: One Survivor's Account

Now a military expert for Human Rights Watch, Marc Garlasco was a Pentagon analyst for seven years — and he was there when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. He tells Fresh Air about his experiences that morning.

The Pentagon on Sept. 11: One Survivor's Account

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U.S.

Battling the Pentagon Blaze After 9/11

After American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, it took firefighters three days to stop the blaze. Firefighter Patrick Creed and journalist Rick Newman discuss the Pentagon blaze and the book they wrote about it, Firefight.

Battling the Pentagon Blaze After 9/11

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Pop Culture

Biography Details the 'King of Comics'

In his new biography, Kirby: King of Comics, TV and comics writer Mark Evanier details the life and career of noted comic artist Jack Kirby, the co-creator of the Marvel Comics characters the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and X-Men.

Biography Details the 'King of Comics'

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Law

Chaplain Discusses 'Death House' Ministry

Reverend Carroll Pickett was the death-house chaplain at the Walls prison unit in Huntsville, Texas for 13 years. During his tenure, he ministered to 95 inmates executed by lethal injection. He is the subject of a new documentary, At the Death House Door.

Chaplain Discusses 'Death House' Ministry

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2008

Fiction Picks for Your Mental Getaway

There are beach books full of sun and cotton candy and beach books dappled with shadow and sardonic humor. The very different beach books Maureen Corrigan recommends all have one thing in common: They carry a reader far beyond the familiar.

Fiction Picks for Your Mental Getaway

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