Fresh Air http://wboi.org en In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns http://wboi.org/post/blue-eyed-boy-author-reveals-long-recovery-facial-burns <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+%27Blue+Eyed+Boy%2C%27+Author+Reveals+Long+Recovery+From+Facial+Burns+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 editor 33868 at http://wboi.org 'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess http://wboi.org/post/ride-around-shining-reimagines-gatsbys-nouveau-riche-excess Most sports novels are about the aspiration to excel physically: to run faster, stretch out one's arms farther. The really cool thing about <em>Ride Around Shining</em>, a debut novel by Chris Leslie-Hynan, is that it doesn't stick to that familiar rulebook. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 33869 at http://wboi.org From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' http://wboi.org/post/star-trek-lgbt-spokesman-what-it-takes-be-takei Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show <em>Star Trek</em>. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary <a href="http://tobetakei.com/">To Be Takei</a> may interest more people in Takei's life.<p>Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.<p>After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:44:00 +0000 editor 33820 at http://wboi.org From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With http://wboi.org/post/jenny-lewis-voyager-album-spend-time <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis%27+%27The+Voyager%27+Is+An+Album+To+Spend+Time+With&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new album by Jenny Lewis called "The Voyager." Lewis began her career as a child actress. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 33821 at http://wboi.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen http://wboi.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-trans-bodies-trans-selves-hard-days-night-arthur-allen Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 33758 at http://wboi.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man' http://wboi.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-leaves-indelible-bond-most-wanted-man <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Leaves+Indelible+Bond+In+%27Most+Wanted+Man%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 David Edelstein 33716 at http://wboi.org Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration' http://wboi.org/post/tim-gunn-and-runway-life-big-collaboration-0 "Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on <em>Project Runway.</em> But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."<em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 33717 at http://wboi.org Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq http://wboi.org/post/human-rights-watch-researcher-reports-isis-abuses-iraq <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Human+Rights+Watch+Researcher+Reports+ISIS+Abuses+In+Iraq&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 editor 33670 at http://wboi.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story http://wboi.org/post/panic-suitcase-puts-fresh-spin-coming-america-story There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <em>An Orphan in History</em> by the late <em>Village Voice</em> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of immigrant families . . . Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 33671 at http://wboi.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy http://wboi.org/post/hard-days-night-pop-artifact-still-crackles-energy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHas50cupCA</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 John Powers 33623 at http://wboi.org 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy