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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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Stew: 'Making It' After A Tough Breakup

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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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Was The Stimulus Package 'Money Well Spent'?

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Luck, the new HBO drama created by David Milch, is about the inside world of horse racing. Gusmano Cesaretti /HBO hide caption

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David Milch: Trying His 'Luck' With Horse Racing

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How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice

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The Inquisition: A Model For Modern Interrogators

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Remembering Bandleader And Producer Johnny Otis

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Brad Pitt: On Life, Movies And 'Moneyball'

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Etta James: The 1994 Fresh Air Interview

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A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

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The Shroom With A View: Mushrooms are fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies found all over the world. They can grow in practically any environment with moisture. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

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In Shame, Brandon (Michael Fassbender) pursues sex not for pleasure but to fulfill a driving compulsion. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Michael Fassbender: Portraying An Addict's 'Shame'

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Writing About The Midwestern Muslim Experience

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