Friday

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Arts & Life

'The Darjeeling Limited': Self-Discovery, by Rail

Three brothers, privileged but bereft, go looking for themselves on a trek through rural India. Fresh Air's film critic says Anderson manages to sustain a sense of lyric melancholy — though he could use more perspective on his characters' over-entitlement.

'The Darjeeling Limited': Self-Discovery, by Rail

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Edwidge Danticat, Dealing with Birth and Death

Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat's memoir Brother, I'm Dying details the complicated emotions surrounding the deaths of her father and uncle — and the birth of her daughter — all in the same year.

Edwidge Danticat, Dealing with Birth and Death

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Music Articles

The Real McCoy (Tyner) Releases 'Quartet'

Fresh Air's jazz critic reviews Quartet, a live performance from the McCoy Tyner Quartet, featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.

The Real McCoy (Tyner) Releases 'Quartet'

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Tuesday

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Interviews

Philip Roth's 'Ghost' Returns

Philip Roth's newest novel, Exit Ghost, is his ninth and final Nathan Zuckerman book. The series began in 1979 with The Ghost Writer; a compendium, Zuckerman Bound, is now available. Roth, author of 28 novels, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for American Pastoral.

Philip Roth's 'Ghost' Returns

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Ray Wise and Kevin Smith Play Devil's Advocates

Actor Ray Wise (Good Night and Good Luck) portrays the devil in Reaper, a new series from Clerks writer-director Kevin Smith. The show centers on a 21-year-old slacker, Sam, who discovers that his parents sold his soul to the devil when he was born.

Ray Wise and Kevin Smith Play Devil's Advocates

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Monday

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Interviews

Actor Anthony Anderson, Inhabiting 'K-Ville'

Actor Anthony Anderson stars as traumatized cop Martin Boulet in the new Fox TV series K-Ville. The drama is set in post-Katrina New Orleans; it's gotten critical acclaim and high ratings. The series is filmed on location in the Big Easy, and airs Mondays at 9 p.m.

Actor Anthony Anderson, Inhabiting 'K-Ville'

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Friday

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Daniel Mendelsohn, Passionately Pursuing 'The Lost'

Daniel Mendelsohn's best-selling memoir The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million tells the story of his grandfather's brother, who stayed in his Ukrainian town when his siblings left for America, and later died in the Holocaust. The book has just come out in paperback.

Daniel Mendelsohn, Passionately Pursuing 'The Lost'

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Thursday

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DVD Reviews

'Popeye' on DVD: It's Strong to the Finich

Critic Milo Miles reviews the new four-DVD set, Popeye the Sailor 1933-1938. The animated series features the classic Popeye cartoons by the Fleischer Brothers studios. Miles calls the set a first-rate reissue.

'Popeye' on DVD: It's Strong to the Finich

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Jeffrey Toobin Profiles 'The Nine' Inside the Robes

The former U.S. Attorney and longtime New Yorker staff writer has a new book about the nation's highest court. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court contains new information about the 2000 presidential election challenge.

Jeffrey Toobin Profiles 'The Nine' Inside the Robes

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Product Safety and the 'Made in China' Label

Journalist David Barboza covers business and culture in China as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He joins Terry Gross for a discussion of the recent string of recalls and product-safety scandals coming out of that country.

Product Safety and the 'Made in China' Label

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Tuesday

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Alan Greenspan on 'Turbulence' and Exuberance

For 18 years, Alan Greenspan chaired the Federal Reserve Board, steering U.S. monetary policy. His pronouncements were read like tea leaves for clues to his thoughts on the economy's health. Now he's put those thoughts on paper in a memoir.

Alan Greenspan on 'Turbulence' and Exuberance

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Monday

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