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Fresh Air for July 29, 2011

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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When Aliens 'Attack' And Fight 'Cowboys'

When Aliens 'Attack' And Fight 'Cowboys'

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Fresh Air for July 28, 2011

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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Reporting In Libya And Dodging Bullets, Bombs

Reporting In Libya And Dodging Bullets, Bombs

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Fresh Air for July 27, 2011

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'

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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Brendan Gleeson, On 'Guard' As A Small-Town Cop

Brendan Gleeson, On 'Guard' As A Small-Town Cop

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Fresh Air for July 26, 2011

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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Kristin Scott Thomas: 'Sarah's Key' To A Dark Past

Kristin Scott Thomas: 'Sarah's Key' To A Dark Past

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Fresh Air for July 25, 2011

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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'Stone Arabia': The Cost Of Artistic Commitment

'Stone Arabia': The Cost Of Artistic Commitment

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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

Blake Shelton: Out Of The Ordinary, A Country Everyman

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