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Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass

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Joe Hagan's cover story in the Jan. 22 edition of New York Magazine details why the 2012 election will be the "most negative in the history of American politics." New York Magazine hide caption

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How SuperPACs Are 'Gaming' The 2012 Campaign

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Life's Common Things At Heart Of K'Jon's R&B Music

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Stew: 'Making It' After A Tough Breakup

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Bilingualism A Political Liability?

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On Amazon, An Uneasy Mix Of Plagiarism And Erotica

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Fresh Air Weekend: Glocks, David Milch, The Smiths

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Ingenue Or Leading Lady? Ivy (played by Megan Hilty, left) and Karen (played by Katharine McPhee) compete for the coveted lead role in Smash, which premieres Feb. 6 on NBC. Will Hart/NBC hide caption

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'Smash' Stars An 'Interesting Tribe': Theater People

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A Lawyer, Not A Sage, Creates Talmud Index

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Complexities Of Helping Others End Their Lives

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Rep. Allen West To Black Voters: Give GOP A Chance

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"Making a movie is a great distraction from the real agonies of the world," filmmaker Woody Allen told Fresh Air in 2009. Brian Hamill/MGM/PBS hide caption

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Woody Allen: Blending Real Life With Fiction

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After Son's Sudden Death, Shock, Grief And Coping

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For 'Black Nerds Everywhere,' Two Comedy Heroes

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In a revival of Wit on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon plays Vivan Bearing, a brilliant John Donne scholar forced to consider her own mortality when she's diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Manhattan Theatre Club hide caption

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In Broadway's 'Wit,' A Documentary Of Our Demise

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