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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:33 -0500Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:00 -0500Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, talks about the affair she had with her older, married co-star. Maureen Corrigan reviews Chabon's Moonglow. Jones discusses the gay rights movement.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500Rich, who died in 1995, was known for "countrypolitan" music, which featured orchestral arrangements and backup singers. A new Rich tribute album has just been released. Originally broadcast in 1992.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500Christenberry, who died on Monday, drew on his childhood experiences in Alabama. One of his pieces was inspired by an encounter he had with a Klansman. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:42 -0500Halvorson, a prolific jazz guitarist, plays with harmonies and melodies as she leads an eight-piece band on her new album. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Away With You "richer than ever."
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:18:00 -0500The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500Kenneth Lonergan's new film is about a janitor, crippled by guilt and grief, who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500Critic John Powers discusses the Italian documentary, Fire at Sea, and the novel, These Are the Names. The works take very different — but nonetheless poignant — approaches to the refugee situation.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:09:00 -0500Jones became an activist after Harvey Milk's assassination, and he lost countless friends to the AIDS epidemic. He says, "There are some days when it is so painful that I really can barely function."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:54:36 -0500The new Broadway musical was inspired by the hit 1951 Hollywood musical starring Gene Kelly, with music by George Gershwin. Critic Lloyd Schwartz explains why he hopes a lot of people see the show.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:42:00 -0500In her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, Fisher looks back on playing Princess Leia when she was 19 and reflects on her romantic involvement with her older, married co-star, Harrison Ford.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500Smith's latest book, Swing Time, tells the story of two girls who dream of being dancers. The Daily Show host revisits his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa in his new memoir, Born a Crime.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500Before he died earlier this month, Cohen released a new album with songs that wrestled with mortality, transcendence and the question of God — themes he touched on in this 2006 Fresh Air interview.