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Issa Rae
Writer and actress Issa Rae is the co-creator (along with Larry Wilmore) of the new HBO series, Insecure. Season two begins July 23rd. Rae also wrote the bestseller The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, and the web series of the same name. This show is a rebroadcast from November 8, 2016.

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 1:00pm

Recently on Fresh Air:

Jul 20, 2017
Fresh Air Remembers Oscar Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau

Landau, who died Saturday, appeared in the films Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, as well as in the 1960s TV series Mission Impossible. Originally broadcast in 1990.

Jul 20, 2017
The Insecurity Of America's Old And Underfunded Voting Systems

Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: "We can't rule out that elections haven't already been manipulated."

Jul 20, 2017
2 Smart New Novels Find Humor In Fantasies Of Escape

These terrific comic novels — The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed and Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam — will have you laughing at the many ways we all try to run away from the realities of life.

Jul 19, 2017
Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

The singer describes skiffle as "a bunch of British school boys in the mid '50s playing Lead Belly's repertoire ... on acoustic guitars." Bragg's new book is Roots, Radicals And Rockers.

Jul 18, 2017
'Film' And 'Notfilm' Showcase The Collaboration Of Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett

Beckett wrote the screenplay for only one film, a 1965 silent short starring Keaton. Film has recently been re-released, along with a documentary called Notfilm. Critic Lloyd Schwartz has a review.

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