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Fresh Air Weekend: 'America's Test Kitchen,' 'Short Term 12' And Demian Bichir

This week, America's Test Kitchen experts give pointers on grilling peaches, tofu and burgers; film critic David Edelstein recommends Short Term 12; and actor Demian Bichir explains how The Bridge aims to give equal treatment to both sides of the border.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'America's Test Kitchen,' 'Short Term 12' And Demian Bichir
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In Short Term 12 — named for the youth facility where it's primarily set — John Gallagher Jr. and Brie Larson play young counselors not too far removed from their own adolescent struggles. Cinedigm hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: 'World's End,' Robin Thicke And The 'Sports Gene'

Five friends reunite for an epic pub crawl in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Thicke's album "Blurred Lines" reveals he's an earnest nostalgist. And David Epstein explores the science behind athletic skill.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'World's End,' Robin Thicke And The 'Sports Gene'
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Music

Fresh Air Remembers 'Piano Jazz' Host Marian McPartland

For more than 30 years, the jazz pianist hosted one of public radio's most beloved shows. She died of natural causes on Tuesday at the age of 95. McPartland spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1987.

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Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard

Leonard was known for crisp dialogue and memorable villains. "The bad guys are the fun guys," he said in a 1983 interview. "The only people I have trouble with are the so-called normal types." He died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Fresh Air Remembers Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard
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Boozy Bromance 'World's End' Rises Above Its Lowbrow Tactics

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's latest collaboration follows five friends who reunite for an epic tour of 12 suburban English pubs. Critic David Edelstein calls the sci-fi comedy "the year's most uproarious movie."

Boozy Bromance 'World's End' Rises Above Its Lowbrow Tactics
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Movie Interviews

An Epic Pub Crawl Gone Wrong Culminates In 'World's End'

Five old high school friends reunite to finish a pub crawl they started 20 years earlier in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright — the creators of the zombie send-up Shaun of the Dead and action comedy Hot Fuzz.

An Epic Pub Crawl Gone Wrong Culminates In 'World's End'
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Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'

Listen and look past his roué image, and the chart-topper is revealed as an earnest nostalgist.

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Television

'Bridge' Actor Demian Bichir On Portraying Border Life

In the new FX series, Bichir plays a Mexican detective who teams up with an El Paso cop to solve a series of murders. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies that The Bridge aims to give equal treatment to both sides of the border.

'Bridge' Actor Demian Bichir On Portraying Border Life
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