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'Pee Wee's Playhouse' Returns to TV

The classic TV series Pee Wee's Playhouse will be broadcast as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block starting July 10. The series, which includes 45 episodes, aired from 1986 to 1990. This interview originally aired on Nov. 29, 2004.

'Pee Wee's Playhouse' Returns to TV

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Music Articles

Dave Alvin's Musical California

Dave Alvin is best known for his work in the Blasters and X, as well as his solo career. His new CD West of the West is a tribute to California songwriters, and features Alvin performing songs by Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits, Brian Wilson, Merle Haggard and others.

Dave Alvin's Musical California

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Book Reviews

Two Novels: Nemirovsky, Weber

In summer, lots of readers like to tackle complex works of non-fiction. Our book critic tells us why this summer, she turned to two ambitious works of historical fiction: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky and Triangle by Katharine Weber.

Two Novels: Nemirovsky, Weber

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Alan Furst's Undeniable Appeal

Alan Furst has a new historical spy novel called The Foreign Correspondent. His first one, Night Soldiers, came out in 1988, and he's written eight more since then. Critic at large John Powers, who says he always snaps up a new one, explains Furst's appeal.

Alan Furst's Undeniable Appeal

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Inside the War on Terror: 'The One Percent Doctrine'

Author Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, is an investigation into the guarded world of anti-terrorism policy. He also reveals that al-Qaida was planning an attack on the New York City subway system.

Inside the War on Terror: 'The One Percent Doctrine'

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James Hand's Small-Town Sound

At age 53, Texas singer James Hand has just released his debut album, The Truth Will Set You Free. Hand has been singing and playing for nearly four decades, but he's mostly performed in small-town dives. Hand is also a horse trainer when he's not singing.

James Hand's Small-Town Sound

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Price's 'Letter to a Godchild'

Writer Reynolds Price has penned a total of 37 volumes of fiction, poetry, plays, essays and translations. His new book is Letter to a Godchild (Concerning Faith). Price has taught at Duke University since 1958, and has won numerous awards and honors for his work.

Price's 'Letter to a Godchild'

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Sibling Revelry: The Fiery Furnaces

The brother-sister team of Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger has a new album called Bitter Tea, which they describe as "sissy psychedelic Satanism." Their other albums include Rehearsing My Choir, made with the participation of their 82-year-old grandmother.

Sibling Revelry: The Fiery Furnaces

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