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A Future Where Class Warfare Is Much More Than A Metaphor

The writer-director of District 9 returns with Elysium, a dystopian sci-fi/action story with Matt Damon as the hardscrabble hero. Jodie Foster plays the severely chic Big Bad in a saga where the rich live a literally out-of-this-world life above a dying Planet Earth.

'Orange Is The New Black' Transgender Actress Calls Role 'Complicated'

The Netflix series follows a diverse cast of characters in a women's prison in upstate New York. One of the breakout stars is Laverne Cox, whose character is a transgender inmate. She discusses her role on the show, and her experiences as a black, transgender actress.

NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football.

Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida

Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.

Amazon Enters Art World; Galleries Say They Aren't Worried

Will the local gallery go the way of the local bookstore or record store? In the past few years, there's been a growth in sites that sell fine art on the Internet. On Tuesday, Amazon joined that market.

Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real

Clowns are terrifying — that's pretty much a given. Even children, to whom they're supposed to appeal, are said to dislike them instinctively. Writer Linda McRobbie says darkness has always been a part of clowning.
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A Survey Of The D.C. Museum Landscape

Museums in and around D.C. house historic collections and great works of art that simultaneously draw tourists and support local community programs. We consider the challenges, and opportunities, of operating a museum in a unique cultural landscape and explore implications of recent shakeups on the museum scene.


'Love Affairs' Of A Hip, Young Literary Hound Dog

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a debut novel about a sharp and assured young man living among young, aspiring literary types in Brooklyn. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says never before has a novel made her feel so grateful to be middle-aged.

Bob Odenkirk Brings Some Laughs To 'Breaking Bad'

Fast-talking, sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman knows how to bend the law, or break it, depending on his clients' needs. Odenkirk tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about playing the AMC drama's most comedic character, and the origins of Saul's comb-over.

For Andy Warhol's Birthday, Museum Streams Video Of His Grave

Andy Warhol once said he would like for his tombstone to be blank. That didn't happen. To honor the icon of pop art, the Andy Warhol Museum, located in his hometown of Pittsburgh, is streaming video from his gravesite.