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Daily Magazine of contemporary arts and issues known for captivating interviews with guests from literature, science, music, film, and more, hosted by Terry Gross.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs
Writer-director Richard Linklater discusses his new film Boyhood; Ken Tucker has a review of the latest Strand Of Oaks album; and blogger Brian Krebs talks about covering cybercriminals.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Soul Singer And Songwriter Bobby Womack
Womack sang for a gospel group with his brothers called the Valentinos. It's All Over Now was their first international hit. Womack, who died June 27 at the age of 70, talked with Terry Gross in 1999.
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In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible
Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.
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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age
Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."
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Fred Hersch Knows His Trios
Fred Hersch pulls together jazz piano traditions that have little in common. Kevin Whitehead says the classic piano, bass and drums trio format suits Hersch best of all in a review of Floating.
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10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life
Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.
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If Jim Lauderdale Is A Song, More People Should Hear It
Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker says Lauderdale's career is at once admirable and somewhat puzzling.
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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'
Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.
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'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control
This week, two new TV series begin in the threats-from-nowhere genre: Extant on CBS and The Strain on FX. The better of the two, The Strain, about a disease outbreak, is effectively creepy.
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The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side
Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.
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