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Fresh Air for April 23, 2010

The official budget of Avatar was $237 million, with an additional $150 million built in for promotional activities. Mark Fellman/20th Century Fox Corp. hide caption

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James Cameron's Craft: Blockbuster Special Effects

James Cameron's Craft: Blockbuster Special Effects

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Take It Easy Hospital — the name of the fictionalized band in No One Knows About Persian Cats — performs in Tehran's underground music scene. From left: Pouya Hosseini, Ashkan Koshanejad, Kourosh Mirzaei and Negar Shaghi. Mijfilm hide caption

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'Persian Cats' Just Want To Rock 'N' Roll ... In Iran

'Persian Cats' Just Want To Rock 'N' Roll ... In Iran

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Jamey Sheridan shines in the title role as a divorced contractor who exists merely as a "pale shadow" of his former self. Worldview Entertainment hide caption

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In 'Handsome Harry,' Guilt Plays A Starring Role

In 'Handsome Harry,' Guilt Plays A Starring Role

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Fresh Air for April 22, 2010

Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy

Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy

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Fresh Air for April 21, 2010

Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'On Sondheim:' The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

'On Sondheim:' The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

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Fresh Air for April 20, 2010

Lance Cpl. Chris Garcia and other members of Golf Company cross an irrigation ditch as the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment moves into Helmand province in July during a major offensive against the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Dexter Filkins: Afghanistan's 'Make Or Break' Time

Dexter Filkins: Afghanistan's 'Make Or Break' Time

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Fresh Air for April 19, 2010

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Richard Clarke On The Growing 'Cyberwar' Threat

Richard Clarke On The Growing 'Cyberwar' Threat

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