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A Holocaust Survivor Searches For Her Past In Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix'

A concentration camp survivor seeks a reunion with the husband who may have betrayed her in a new film set in post-war Berlin. Critic David Edelstein calls Phoenix a "morbidly romantic drama."

Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

Lloyd Schwartz discusses the timeless appeal of the late choreographer George Balanchine. "[He] was our Shakespeare. ... watching a Balanchine ballet is like watching music come alive," he says.

'Fresh Air' Remembers Broadcast News Pioneer Marlene Sanders

Reporter and newscaster Sanders died Tuesday at the age of 84. In 1964, she made broadcast history when she was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast. Originally broadcast in 1988.

Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.

A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

It's not really hotel. It's a van, parked on the East River. But it's cheap.

Nearly 200 Comedians, All Playing The Same City

Just For Laughs, the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world, is underway in Montreal. We'll find out who's new, who's returned and learn about some surprise hits.

'Southpaw' Throws Some Familiar Punches

The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Southpaw," a new movie about a boxing champion starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua.

An 80-Year-Old Looks Into The Eyes Of Her Teenage Self

In 1950, a teenage girl in Nigeria put on her mother's fancy clothes and posed for a photo. In 2015, she had her first encounter with the original, hand-colored portrait.
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102-Year-Old D.C. Artist Embraces A Century Of 'Dancing In The Wonder'

At 102, D.C. resident Marilee Shapiro Asher is still a working artist and shares her life story in a new autobiography.


From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.