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Welsh Actor Keeps Soviet Secrets In 'The Americans'

The Americans is a hit TV show on FX about KGB spies living in the United States. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Welsh actor Matthew Rhys about playing a Russian with an American accent.
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Neurosurgeons Express Their Medical Challenges Through Art

Craniotomy in G Sharp is one of the works on display at a San Francisco exhibit of art by neurosurgeons. Its creator says her work often begins with a scalpel and ends with a paint brush.
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Looking 'Under The Table' At The Reluctant Modern Family

Grace McLeod is a 19-year-old filmmaker with a message to self-proclaimed social progressives: Tolerance and acceptance are not equal. She talks with Scott Simon about her new work, Under the Table.
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Seeing The Whole Picture In We'll Go To 'Coney Island'

In a collection of old photos, Barbara Scheiber spotted her father and his mistress on the Coney Island boardwalk. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her new book, We'll Go to Coney Island.
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In 'God's Pocket,' There's A Mad Man Behind The Camera

John Slattery stepped away from Mad Men for his directorial debut, God's Pocket, a film adapted from a 1980s novel. He discusses the anxieties of directing and the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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In A Changing Climate, Science Fiction Starts To Feel Real

In response to The White House's new report on climate change, author Lev Grossman has some recommended reading. It's a novel called The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
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D.C. Jazz History

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

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'Double': Double Toil And Trouble For Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg gives an acting master-class as a nebbishy office worker and his mysterious doppelganger in the dark, surreal new film The Double, based on a short story by Dostoevsky.
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Long After Lewinsky Scandal, Time To 'Bury The Blue Dress'?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NFL draft, Kevin Durant's MVP speech, and why Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced in the news.
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'Penny Dreadful' Is Wonderful, But 'Rosemary's Baby' Is Dreadful

Critic David Bianculli reviews the two new TV programs in the horror genre competing for viewers and attention: NBC's modern-day remake of Rosemary's Baby and Showtime's Victorian Penny Dreadful.

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