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Fresh Air for May 31, 2014

Max Beckmann's biblical and political triptych Departure (right) hangs on the same wall as Adolf Ziegler's Four Elements triptych, which Hitler owned. Both pieces are part of the Neue Galerie's "Degenerate Art" exhibit. Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

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Fresh Air for May 30, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

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Fresh Air for May 29, 2014

The Neue Galerie exhibit's empty frames represent paintings that were lost or destroyed by the Nazis. They appear beside works that survived Nazi rule, like George Grosz's Portrait of the Writer Max Hermann-Neisse (lower right). Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

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Fresh Air for May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

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Fresh Air for May 27, 2014

Over the next few years China will build a multi-billion dollar railway linking the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Nairobi (shown here), based on an agreement signed earlier this month by East African and Chinese officials. It's one of many examples of China's increasing economic engagement with African countries. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

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