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NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.
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Ann Packer's latest is about a young Navy doctor who, after the Korean War, builds a house south of San Francisco. Fifty years later, his four adult children argue over the property.
In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood, a politician who clim...
Kevin Spacey strangles a dog in the pilot, which creator Beau Willimon says producers balked at because they'd lose viewers. But "why not provide that litmus test right at the beginning?" he says.
Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says The Mountain Goats' concept album about pro wrestling is filled with a remarkable range of melodies and moods.
It's been one year since Islamist extremists abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria. Some managed to escape, but 219 remain missing.
Galeano's 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America was a fierce critique of U.S. and European imperialism. It made him an enemy of the right-wing governments that ruled much of Latin America at the time.