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Movies

Saluting AFI's Great American Genre Films: Part 2

The American Film Institute has issued a list of the Top 10 American films within 10 favorite genres. Fresh Air continues a series exploring those film greats, featuring interviews with notables represented on the list.

Saluting AFI's Great American Genre Films: Part 2

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From a Trash-Heap Future, a Romance for the Ages

Pixar has always focused on loss, decay, and the dark side of materialism. Here that theme extends to the ruination of the planet — and Wall-E ranks among the most sublime feature-length works of animation ever made in this country.

From a Trash-Heap Future, a Romance for the Ages

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Baghdad Bureau Chief Reports on Rebuilding Process

Journalist James Glanz is Baghdad bureau chief for The New York Times; he's just reported on a government study criticizing the Bush administration for broadly overstating certain gains in Iraq.

Baghdad Bureau Chief Reports on Rebuilding Process

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On Television

At 'Hopkins,' a String of Real-Life ER Dramas

Hopkins, which premieres tonight, is the sequel to a 2000 ABC documentary series that told intimate, very real stories about medical staff and patients at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University. Fresh Air's TV critic has a review.

At 'Hopkins,' a String of Real-Life ER Dramas

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Wednesday

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Books

After a Stroke, a Scientist Studies Herself

Neurological researcher Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke 12 years ago. While the damage caused by a stroke is often devastating, Taylor was able to make a complete recovery after becoming her own experimental subject.

After a Stroke, a Scientist Studies Herself

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Tuesday

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World

Brent Stirton, Chronicling the Virunga Gorilla Murders

In July 2007, Brent Stirton shocked the world with a photo of a murdered mountain gorilla — one of seven killed, execution-style, in their jungle preserve. This year, Stirton returned to the Congo to help answer a question many had asked: Who killed the Virunga gorillas?

Brent Stirton, Chronicling the Virunga Gorilla Murders

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Music Articles

Circle Wide Quintet, Playing 'Like Before'

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Like Before, Somewhat After, the new recording from drummer George Schuller and his quintet Circle Wide. The disc salutes the music of pianist Keith Jarrett's '70s-era quartet.

Circle Wide Quintet, Playing 'Like Before'

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Monday

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Remembrances

Remembering George Carlin

In the 1970s, George Carlin's seven dirty words routine was the center of a famous obscenity case. More recently, the comic was named the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Carlin died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 71.

Remembering George Carlin

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Arts & Life

Saluting AFI's Great American Genre Films: Part 1

The American Film Institute named 10 ten best American movies in 10 different genres. Today's Fresh Air presents interviews with Eva Marie Saint, Robert Towne, Faye Dunaway, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Peter O'Toole — all of whom have work on the list.

Saluting AFI's Great American Genre Films: Part 1

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'Get Smart' Goes Hollywood, with Mixed Results

The '60s sitcom was often a one-joke affair; the film's starry-eyed geek has room for nuance. You can make a case for both Maxes, but critic David Edelstein misses the tube's lovable boob. Anne Hathaway's Agent 99, now ... that's another matter.

'Get Smart' Goes Hollywood, with Mixed Results

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Mike Myers: Doctor Evil Turns 'Love Guru'

Taking a break from the family-friendly Shrek series, the comic actor stars in the bawdy summer comedy The Love Guru. It's an irreverent — some say too irreverent — romp about a self-help specialist from the subcontinent.

Mike Myers: Doctor Evil Turns 'Love Guru'

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Your Health

Summer Allergies: For Many, Nothing to Sneeze At

Peanuts and corn dogs may spell summer for some, but for others, they mean allergy misery. Dr. Hugh Sampson, president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, talks to Terry Gross about foods to avoid.

Summer Allergies: For Many, Nothing to Sneeze At

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

Puffy? Diddy? 'It's Not a Serious Thing'

Rapper, producer, fashion designer, restaurateur, grass-roots organizer and Broadway actor? Sean "Diddy" Combs might be the hardest-working man in hip-hop. He talks to Terry Gross about his career — and the "characters" behind his ever-changing names.

Puffy? Diddy? 'It's Not a Serious Thing'

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Movies

In 'Operation Filmmaker,' an Unscripted Outcome

Actor Liev Schreiber had what he thought was a good idea: He'd reach out to a Baghdad film student, offering him an internship on a shoot. But as Nina Davenport's documentary proves, good intentions don't always end in good outcomes. Critic-at-large John Powers has a review.

In 'Operation Filmmaker,' an Unscripted Outcome

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