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Terry Gross

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11:31am

Thu October 17, 2013
Television

'Dancing On The Edge' Is Fun For Both The Eyes And The Ears

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 2:52 pm

Set in London in the early 1930s, Dancing on the Edge is a five-part miniseries about a black jazz band trying to crack the dance halls and radio playlists. Made for BBC-2, the episodes will air starting Saturday night on the Starz cable network.
Starz

One of my most enjoyable parts of being a critic is steering people toward something so good, but so relatively obscure, that they might never have checked it out unless they'd been nudged in that direction. My personal best example of that, ever, was the imported BBC miniseries The Singing Detective, by Dennis Potter, about 25 years ago.

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11:31am

Thu October 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Billy Crystal Finds Fun In Growing Old (But Still Can't Find His Keys)

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co.

Billy Crystal isn't happy about turning 65, but at least he's finding a way to laugh about it. His new memoir — Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — is on the best-seller list, and he'll be back on Broadway in November.

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10:34am

Wed October 16, 2013
Movies

A Peek Into The Private Lives Of 'Burton And Taylor'

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor, a new made-for-TV movie from BBC America.
BBC America

You have to be of a certain age to remember firsthand the tornado of publicity that erupted when Liz Taylor, the former child star turned screen vamp, first met British stage star Richard Burton on the set of the 1963 movie Cleopatra. But it's still one of Hollywood's most famous and inescapable love stories.

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10:33am

Wed October 16, 2013
Author Interviews

Meet 'The Brothers' Who Shaped U.S. Policy, Inside And Out

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 12:18 pm

John Foster Dulles (right) is greeted by his brother Allen Welsh Dulles on his arrival at LaGuardia Field in New York City in 1948.
Jacob Harris AP

In 1953, for the first and only time in history, two brothers were appointed to head the overt and covert sides of American foreign policy. President Dwight Eisenhower appointed John Foster Dulles secretary of state, and Allen Dulles director of the CIA.

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12:06pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Author Interviews

Graham Nash Has 'Wild Tales' To Spare

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Graham Nash first came to the U.S. as part of the British Invasion with his band The Hollies, which got its start at the same time as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and shared bills with both groups in England.

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