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Fresh Air Weekend: Jimi Hendrix Movie, 'Transparent' And Ron Perlman

September 27, 2014 - 9:03am

Director John Ridley and star Andre Benjamin discuss the film Jimi: All Is By My Side; David Bianculli reviews the new drama Transparent; Ron Perlman talks about his book Easy Street (The Hard Way).

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What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior

September 26, 2014 - 4:32pm

Animal behaviorist John Bradshaw's books Cat Sense and Dog Sense detail what cat and dog owners should expect from their animals. Cat Sense originally aired Sept. 5, 2013. Dog Sense originally aired May 26, 2011.

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British Coalminers Strike With A Gay Coalition In 'Pride,' A Crowd-Pleaser

September 26, 2014 - 4:29pm

The film is based on a true story about the '80s strike Margaret Thatcher vowed to break. It's full of the Britain's best actors, and nearly every line makes you cackle or puts a lump in your throat.

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In 'Transparent,' A 70-Year-Old Divorced Dad Comes Out As A Woman

September 26, 2014 - 4:29pm

The new drama, which launches Friday on Amazon Prime, stars Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her three grown kids. Tambor acts the role without any hint of cheap humor.

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After Childhood Abuse, 'Times' Columnist Says He Chose Life Over Vengeance

September 24, 2014 - 4:05pm

Charles Blow says he was 7 years old when he was sexually abused by a cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, is about what he says happened, his recovery and his bisexuality.

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From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

September 23, 2014 - 3:31pm

Jimi: All Is By My Side focuses on the year Hendrix changed his name and recorded his first album. Director John Ridley and star André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) talk about portraying the guitarist.

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After WWI, A Mother And Daughter Must Take In 'Paying Guests'

September 23, 2014 - 1:45pm

Sarah Waters' spellbinding novel — about two women in 1920s London — is no simple period piece. Waters is a superb storyteller with a gift for capturing the layered nuances of character and mood.

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Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

September 18, 2014 - 3:42pm

Led since the late '70s by co-founder David Thomas, Pere Ubu has created something far more rich, experimental, and emotional than the spooky, horror-movie that Carnival of Souls is named for.

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'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife'

September 18, 2014 - 3:42pm

The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary's writing is disappointing.

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The Long, Scary Journey From A 'Terrorist's Son' To A Peace Activist

September 18, 2014 - 3:39pm

Zak Ebrahim's father was convicted as a conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. For most of his life, Ebrahim lied to people about who his father was. His new memoir tells his story.

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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

September 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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