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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: J.R. Moehringer, Mindy Kaling

In his first novel, Sutton, J.R. Moehringer writes from the point of view of the "greatest American robber." Mindy Kaling, who was on The Office stars in a new Fox show she also runs called The Mindy Project.

Fresh Air Weekend: J.R. Moehringer, Mindy Kaling

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A phone call from her former boss, Saul (Mandy Patinkin), delivers Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back into the action of Homeland's second season. Ronen Akerman/Showtime hide caption

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W. W. Norton & Company

Author Interviews

British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'

Frances Ashcroft's new book details how electricity in the body fuels everything we think, feel or do. She tells Fresh Air about discovering a new protein, how scientists are like novelists and how she wanted to be a farmer's wife.

British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'

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Adams is also currently starring in Trouble with the Curve as a lawyer with the makings of a pro baseball scout. Warner Brothers hide caption

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Oscars 2013: The 85th Annual Academy Awards

From Sweet To Steely: Amy Adams In 'The Master'

The Oscar-nominated actress plays the forbidding wife of a cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. She tells Fresh Air it was an opportunity to play a character type she'd never played before.

From Sweet To Steely: Amy Adams In 'The Master'

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Old Joe (Bruce Willis) and his younger self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), two iterations of the same assassin, play a particularly personal game of cat and mouse in the time-travel thriller Looper. Alan Markfield/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Movies

'Looper': Time-Travel Nonsense, Winningly Played

Rian Johnson's action-thriller can't dodge the frustrating elements of most time-travel tales, but the film's characters, performances and stylization add up to an experience that critic David Edelstein believes is the right amount of happy and tragic.

'Looper': Time-Travel Nonsense, Winningly Played

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Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD. Ken Weiss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio

The Analog Players Society provides some of the best evidence since the rise of Vampire Weekend that formerly exotic international music — particularly African rhythms and accents — has become an everyday part of modern popular tunes.

Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio

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Ken Tucker says Aimee Mann's latest album, Charmer, is a song cycle about getting rid of a cynical frame of mind. Sheryl Nields hide caption

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Music Reviews

Aimee Mann: The 'Charmer' And The Disciplined Id

Ken Tucker says that Charmer is a song cycle about getting rid of a cynical frame of mind; about distancing yourself from people who are dragging you down.

Aimee Mann: The 'Charmer' And The Disciplined Id

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Music Articles

Vince Guaraldi Didn't Just Play For 'Peanuts'

Guaraldi had range, as well as an instrumental hit right when jazz was vanishing from AM radio.

Vince Guaraldi Didn't Just Play For 'Peanuts'

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Charlie (Logan Lerman), Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) navigate the joys and pains of high school in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. John Bramley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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In Boardwalk Empire, Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald) is married to corrupt political boss "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi.) Macall B. Polay /HBO hide caption

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Kelly Macdonald: Strong Woman On The 'Boardwalk'

The Scottish actress plays Margaret Thompson, a young Irish widow who marries a corrupt politician on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Macdonald, who got her start in Trainspotting, tells Fresh Air that she enjoys playing a "strong character" for a change.

Kelly Macdonald: Strong Woman On The 'Boardwalk'

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Book Reviews

'Life Of Objects' Tells A Cautionary WWII Fairy Tale

Susanna Moore tells the saga of an ambitious girl, a family's artistic fortune and a world at war. Young heroine Beatrice Palmer is whisked off to Berlin where she is put to work packing up priceless artwork in a wealthy family's mansion.

'Life Of Objects' Tells A Cautionary WWII Fairy Tale

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Dwight Yoakam: Weary And Wary On '3 Pears'

The singer-songwriter and actor may not fit the country-music mold, but he carves out his own sound on his new album, 3 Pears.

Dwight Yoakam: Weary And Wary On '3 Pears'

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