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9:39am

Mon October 8, 2012
NPR Story

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:58 am

His new film The Master stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a leader of a cult and Joaquin Phoenix as his follower. Anderson's other films include There Will Be Blood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights.

11:10am

Fri October 5, 2012
Movie Reviews

At College, A 'Pitch Perfect' Musical Comedy

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:23 pm

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DAVE DAVIES, HOST:

Actress Anna Kendrick was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in "Up in the Air." Now she stars in the film musical, "Pitch Perfect," in which she plays a college freshman who reluctantly joins the school's illustrious all-female a cappella group. Director Jason Moore is best known for his work on the satirical Broadway musical, "Avenue Q." Film critic David Edelstein has this review of "Pitch Perfect."

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10:55am

Fri October 5, 2012
The Fresh Air Interview

Interview: MacArthur 'Genius' Junot Diaz

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 11:10 am

His debut novel — The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — won a Pulitzer Prize. He was recently named as one of the 2012 recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship. (Rebroadcast from December 2007)

10:55am

Fri October 5, 2012
The Fresh Air Interview

Memoirist James Wolcott Reflects On The '70s

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:23 pm

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12:58pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Author Interviews

Colbert: 'Re-Becoming' The Nation We Always Were

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 7:56 am

Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

Stephen Colbert has no idea how other news pundits find time to write books. But he felt certain that his character on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, needed to have another one.

"My character is based on news punditry, the masters of opinion in cable news, and they all have books," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "We don't have time to write a book and feed and wash ourselves, so something has to go out the window. And [for me] it was family, friends and hygiene for the past year."

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