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Terry Gross

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9:47am

Fri November 22, 2013
Interviews

Botched Investigation Fuels Kennedy Conspiracy Theories

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 12:36 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 28, 2013.

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2:17pm

Thu November 21, 2013
Law

Personhood In The Womb: A Constitutional Question

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 2:57 pm

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Should a pregnant woman whose behavior has been deemed dangerous to her fetus be legally punished or forced into medical procedures against her will? A study released earlier this year found hundreds of cases across the country where pregnant women were arrested and incarcerated, detained in mental institutions and drug treatment programs, or subject to forced medical interventions, including surgery.

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10:47am

Wed November 20, 2013
Television

For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 12:19 pm

Keegan-Michael Key (left) and Jordan Peele both started their careers at Second City, Peele in Chicago and Key in Detroit.
Ian White Comedy Central

1:00pm

Tue November 19, 2013
Author Interviews

Anjelica Huston Tells Her 'Story' Of Growing Up With A Director Dad

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 12:40 pm

In a new memoir, Anjelica Huston recounts her childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London and her coming of age in New York.
Robert Fleischauer Courtesy of Scribner

Anjelica Huston is best-known for her performances in Prizzi's Honor, The Grifters, The Addams Family, The Royal Tenenbaums and the TV series Smash. But her new memoir about her early life, A Story Lately Told, ends just as her successful acting career begins. That part of her life will be in a second volume, now in the works.

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10:30am

Tue November 19, 2013
Movie Reviews

'Great Beauty,' 'Narco Cultura': Excess, Succeeding Wildly

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 1:36 pm

Toni Servillo plays a jaded journalist and perpetual partier in The Great Beauty, Italy's submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.
Guanni Fiorito Janus Films

In The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake served up one of those mind-bending proverbs he's known for: "The road of excess leads," he wrote, "to the palace of wisdom." I thought about this line as I watched two terrific new movies that put Blake's words to the test.

Paolo Sorrentino's thrillingly good The Great Beauty tackles the idea head-on — it's an excessive film about excess. Sorrentino doesn't merely aim to update one of the most famous movies of all time (Fellini's portrait of decadent Rome, La Dolce Vita). He intends to better it.

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