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Remembering Jazz Lyricist And Poet Fran Landesman

Landesman, a songwriter and poet who wrote the words to the jazz standard "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," died on July 23. She was 83. Fresh Air remembers the iconoclastic lyricist with highlights from a 1988 interview.

Remembering Jazz Lyricist And Poet Fran Landesman

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Olivia Wilde stars as an elusive traveler, and Daniel Craig plays a stranger with no memory of his past in the sci-fi Western Cowboys & Aliens. Zade Rosenthal/Universal Studios hide caption

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A Libyan rebel fighter flashes a victory sign as an aircraft carrying supplies for the rebels departs along a guarded mile-long stretch of road being used as runway, outside of Rhybat in western Libya, on July 19. Gaia Anderson/AP hide caption

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Henry Louis Gates Jr., is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University. NYU Press hide caption

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What It Means To Be 'Black In Latin America'

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the cultural legacy of African slaves brought to Latin America.

What It Means To Be 'Black In Latin America'

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Brendan Gleeson plays Sgt. Gerry Boyle in John Michael McDonagh's black comedy The Guard. Sony Picture Classics hide caption

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In Sarah's Key, American journalist Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) tries to find out what happened during World War II on the property where she recently moved with her husband. Julien Bonet/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Dana Spiotta was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award for her novel Eat The Document. Jessica Marx/ hide caption

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Blake Shelton has just scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 county hit with "Honey Bee," from Red River Blue. Andrew Southam/Warner Music Nashville hide caption

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Blake Shelton: Out Of The Ordinary, A Country Everyman

Singer Blake Shelton scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 country hit with "Honey Bee," from his just-released album. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the album shows Shelton's playful, unpredictable side.

Blake Shelton: Out Of The Ordinary, A Country Everyman

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Ace Records: New Orleans Hits, Made In Mississippi

New Orleans went decades without a homegrown label to document its riches. Rock critic Ed Ward says this explains why many 1950s New Orleans classics were released by Ace Records in Jackson, Miss.

Ace Records: New Orleans Hits, Made In Mississippi

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Captain America (Chris Evans, center) was actually the first Marvel avenger, conceived in 1940 to do battle with Hitler. Jay Maidment/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Captain America': Nostalgic Fun, With Muscles

The latest Marvel Comics superhero movie stars Chris Evans as the 98-pound weakling who transforms into Captain America. Critic David Edelstein says the film "has an easy, classical pace and a lot of good, old-fashioned craftsmanship."

'Captain America': Nostalgic Fun, With Muscles

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Louisiana Rep. Noble E. Ellington has been a member of the state House since 1995. He serves on several committees, including Appropriations and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. Louisiana House of Representatives hide caption

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Bob Ingersoll (left) spent nine years with Nim, the subject of an experiment to see if apes could communicate with humans using sign language. Ingersoll is now the president of Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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This image provided by IntelCenter on Feb. 28, 2010, shows Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi in a posthumous video message posted on extremist websites. The al-Qaida double agent killed seven CIA operatives when he set off the 30-pound bomb strapped to his body at a fortified base in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border in December 2009. AP/IntelCenter hide caption

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What The Word 'Compromise' Really Means

Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the compromises we refuse to make say the most about our character. "Sometimes we stand on principle for the heady satisfaction of showing that we can't be pushed around," he says.

What The Word 'Compromise' Really Means

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The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

Welch and Rawlings perform an in-studio concert featuring several songs from The Harrow and the Harvest, and talk about many of the lyrics they've written over the years.

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

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