Joel (left) and Ethan Coen wrote and directed Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man and True Grit. Their latest film is Inside Llewyn Davis. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coen Bros. On Writing, 'Lebowski' And Literally Herding Cats

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Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Pianist Jimmy Amadie

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Peter O'Toole rides across the desert in Jordan during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia in November 1961. He says that at first, learning to ride a camel was "impossible." AP hide caption

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The Camels Were 'Impossible': Peter O'Toole Remembers 'Arabia'

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American songwriter Sammy Cahn, pictured above in 1987, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. He died in 1993, at the age of 79. David Gaywood/AP hide caption

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Celebrating The Centennial Of Lyricist Sammy Cahn

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Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

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In All Is Lost, Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor, stranded at sea on a badly damaged yacht. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

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Michael Sheen plays Dr. William Masters, the senior member of a research team that conducted pioneering studies for more than three decades into the physiology of human sexuality. Michael Desmond/Showtime hide caption

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Michael Sheen On The 'Accuracy And Invention' Of Real-Life Roles

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President Bush speaks to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Philadelphia, on July 26, 2007. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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How ALEC Serves As A 'Dating Service' For Politicians And Corporations

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Delia Ephron is a novelist and playwright. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, O, Vogue and the Huffington Post. Her older sister, writer Nora Ephron, died in June 2012. Elena Seibert/Penguin Group hide caption

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Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'On Sondheim': The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

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A lot of what we think we know about interrogation tactics comes from television and movies. Above (from left), Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum and Robert Young appear in a scene from the 1947 film Crossfire. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations

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Mark Mulcahy, the songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy," returns after eight years and a tragic loss. R. Murray/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mark Mulcahy Is The 'Moving Forward Type'

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The price of gold rose dramatically after Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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Underground Cities And 'Ghost' Miners: What Some People Do For Gold

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Ted Williams, pictured here in 1941, was deeply marked by his parents' absence while he and his brother were growing up. AP hide caption

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Ted Williams: A Perfectionist Ballplayer With Many Demons

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Alexander Payne arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Director Alexander Payne On Mining Every Film For Comic Potential

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