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Jeanne Moreau appeared in three different films in 1962: Orson Welles' The Trial, Joseph Losey's Eva and Francois Truffaut's Jules and Jim. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Actress Jeanne Moreau, Icon Of French New Wave Cinema

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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and The Leftovers. Ben King/HBO hide caption

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In New Novel, Tom Perrotta Shares 'Post-Parental' Reflections From An Empty Nest

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Jessica Williams plays a struggling playwright who is trying to get over an ex-boyfriend in The Incredible Jessica James. Netflix hide caption

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Comic Jessica Williams On 'The Daily Show' And Learning To 'Never Be Average'

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Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption

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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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Inside The 'Shakespearean Irony' Of Trump And Bannon's Relationship

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Zombie movie master George Romero started making movies when he was growing up in the Bronx. Chris Carlson/Associated Press hide caption

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Remembering George Romero, A Filmmaker Who Brought The Dead To Life

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Married co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani based the romantic comedy The Big Sick on their own love story. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Medically Induced Coma Led To Love, Marriage And 'The Big Sick'

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Wendy Whelan danced with the New York City Ballet for three decades. Paul Kolnik/The George Balanchine Trust Credit/Abramorama hide caption

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From Injury To Recovery, A Ballerina Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms

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Haroon Moghul is a fellow in Jewish-Muslim relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Rick Bern/Beacon Press hide caption

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'How To Be A Muslim' Author On Being A Spokesperson For His Faith

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The Cheyenne Mountain Complex was completed in the mid-1960s. The tunnels extend thousands of feet into Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy Simon & Schuster hide caption

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In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

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"When you tell the truth, it's naturally going to offend people afraid of the truth, afraid of what the truth might force them to do," says writer Sherman Alexie. Lee Towndrow/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'

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Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University. Jay Grabiec/HarperCollins hide caption

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Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

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Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed former Vice President Joe Biden in front of a live audience at the WHYY studios in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Daniel Burke hide caption

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Biden Talks Trump, Faith And Fate In Front Of A Live 'Fresh Air' Audience

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In celebration of Fresh Air's 30th anniversary, Seth Meyers joined Terry Gross for a taping in front of a live audience on June 9, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pa. Paul Loftland/Paul Loftland Photography hide caption

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For Our 30th Anniversary, Fresh Air Tapes Live With Seth Meyers Of 'Late Night'

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Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She was the first woman to work in the information security division at Aramco, the Saudi national oil company. Manal al-Sharif hide caption

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For One Saudi Woman, 'Daring To Drive' Was An Act Of Civil Disobedience

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