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11:36am

Thu May 28, 2015
Movie Interviews

David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

David Oyelowo plays an American Army veteran living with his mother in HBO's Nightingale.
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If actor David Oyelowo projects a regal air, it's one he comes by naturally. Born in England to Nigerian parents, Oyelowo's father had always told him that theirs was a royal family, a claim the actor initially discounted.

"I was like, 'Yeah, whatever,' " Oyelowo tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. But then the family moved back to Nigeria where they lived on a street named after his family and the actor realized that his father had not been joking.

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10:24am

Wed May 27, 2015
Author Interviews

For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 2:25 pm

Maria Bello is famous for her roles on television's ER and in films like Coyote Ugly and A History of Violence, but her new book is about her life off-screen. Whatever ... Love is Love is a memoir about family and relationships that expands on a column Bello wrote in 2013 for The New York Times.

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10:24am

Wed May 27, 2015
Movie Reviews

A Critic Takes On Cannes: Highlights (And Lowlights) Of The 2015 Festival

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11:54am

Tue May 26, 2015
Shots - Health News

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Thomas Dunne Books

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.

"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "A very small area of damage to the brain can cause catastrophic disability for the patient."

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11:39am

Tue May 26, 2015
Music Reviews

Revisiting The Crystal Clarity Created By The 'Decca Sound' Revolution

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 11:40 am

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