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Sex And The Greater 'Good Wife': Archie Panjabi On Keeping That Big Secret

Archie Panjabi plays a crafty investigator on the TV show The Good Wife. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her character, and being a South Asian British woman in Hollywood.

In 'Storied Life,' Characters Come With A Reading List

At its heart, Gabrielle Zevin's new novel is a love letter to the joys of reading. Each chapter starts with the title of a book or short story, essentially introducing characters by what they read.

Send Out The Doves: 'Noah' Lands On Solid Ground

Critic Bob Mondello says Darren Aronofsky's take on the story of Noah and the flood mixes wild invention and digital magic to create a surprisingly credible biblical epic.

An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet

In honor of the newly discovered planet, 2012 VP113, aka Biden, author Jason Sheehan recommends First Light by Richard Preston and Andy Weir suggests the short story "Flatlander," by Larry Niven.
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Delaware Community Raises Money To Save Beloved Theater

A small community in Coastal Delaware has raised enough money to save one of its most historic and beloved landmarks.

'The Good Wife' Delivers A Game-Changing Stunner

Last Sunday, the CBS drama delivered something major and unexpected. If you don't know what happened, and don't wish to, you may not want to listen, but Fresh Air's critic has a lot to say about it.

In 'Noah,' Earth And The Bible Get A Computer-Generated Reboot

Darren Aronofsky's latest film is a big-budget Bible story called, simply, Noah. Russell Crowe plays the title character, and the movie also features Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson.

This Year, Biblical Films Are Fruitful And Multiplying

There's a flood of biblical proportions this year in Hollywood: Noah, Exodus and Son of God are all hitting big screens in 2014. What meaning hath this year's spate of Bible-based films?

'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus

In 2007, filmmaker John Maloof bought thousands of undeveloped negatives at an auction. Now, he and Charlie Siskel present Finding Vivian Maier, a film about the reclusive woman behind the photos.

Book Review: 'How To Dance As The Roof Caves In'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews Nick Lantz's third poetry collection, How to Dance As The Roof Caves In.