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50 Years Of The Hollies

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:26pm

Not many bands can celebrate a silver anniversary, which is why Fresh Air music historian Ed Ward wishes more people made a bigger deal out of The Hollies.

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Fresh Air Remembers Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:23pm

Maysles and his late brother David made the 1976 film Grey Gardens, a study of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' relatives who lived in squalor in their decaying mansion. He died last week at age of 88.

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Fresh Air Remembers Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:23pm

Maysles and his late brother David made the 1976 film Grey Gardens, a study of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' relatives who lived in squalor in their decaying mansion. He died last week at age of 88.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:22pm

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:22pm

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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James McMurtry Is More Expressive Than Ever On 'Complicated Game'

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

Complicated Game demonstrates a new range of style and subject matter for McMurtry.

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'Better Call Saul' Breathes New Life Into 'Breaking Bad' Characters

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

The new show's co-creator says it became a writers' room joke on Breaking Bad that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's Better Call Saul.

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James McMurty Is More Expressive Than Ever On 'Complicated Game'

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

Complicated Game demonstrates a new range of style and subject matter for McMurtry.

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'Better Call Saul' Breathes New Life Into 'Breaking Bad' Characters

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm

The new show's co-creator says it became a writer's room joke on Breaking Bad that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's Better Call Saul.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:03am

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:03am

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.

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On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there's still time to correct that.

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On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there's still time to correct that.

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:04pm

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.

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