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In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.
The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.
Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of a reporter at the San Jose Mercury-News who uncovers the CIA's role in arming the Nicaraguan Contras, then becomes the target of a smear campaign.
Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live died on Thursday. She joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. Hooks was 57.