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Conversations At The American Film Institute With The Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation"

The American Film Institute’s founding director George Stevens offers an inside look at the art and craft of making movies. His new book presents conversations between students and moviemakers from the 1950s to Hollywood today.

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Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast Of 'The Newsroom'

The actor stars in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama The Newsroom, playing an anchorman inspired to give up fluff pieces and return to hard-hitting journalism.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 20

Summer solstice, World Refugee Day, and ethical threads.

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Hollywood Dreams Of Wealth, Youth And Beauty

American movies have been telling stories that idealize hard work, strong character and the rise of the little man for decades. But there's always a catch. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood means when it talks about the American dream.
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For One Counterfeiter, It's Art, Not A Crime

Hans-Jurgen Kuhl started painting at ten and in his 20s, experimented with clothing design. Later in life he discovered his greatest art form — counterfeiting money. In a piece for Wired, contributing editor David Wolman tells the story of Kuhl, who viewed his work fabricating $100 bills as art.
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Fermentation guru Sandor Katz returns to Fresh Air for a lively discussion about cured meats, cheeses — and some fermented beverages (notably wine and beer).
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Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You, And A Survey

The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
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Vuillard: A Parisian Painter And His Jewish Patrons

A new exhibit in New York explores the life of Edouard Vuillard — a lesser-known, intellectual Parisian artist — and the Jewish tastemakers who supported him at the turn of the century.

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