Fresh Air Weekend: Liev Schreiber, Tomi Ungerer And Jay-Z

Jul 13, 2013

Fresh Air Weekend 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. This week:

As 'Ray Donovan,' Liev Schreiber Cleans Up Hollywood's Messes: In the Showtime series, Schreiber plays a Hollywood fixer with some personal problems of his own. While TV is newish territory for Schreiber, playing a man plagued by inner demons is not. He talks with Dave Davies about acting the heavy — and how his face has shaped his career.

From Kids' Books To Erotica, Tomi Ungerer's 'Far Out' Life: The famed author and illustrator broke the rules of American children's literature in the '50s and '60s, but many Americans have never heard of him. A new documentary, Far Out Isn't Far Enough, looks at his life and work.

Jay-Z Swings Triumphant Then Trivial On 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': The rapper's new album is his first collection since becoming a father with singer Beyonce. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the album is an uneven but intriguing collection of songs that tries to navigate a path between parenthood and an obsession with commercial success.

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