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Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' Throughout The Ages.

The star of 30 Rock has two films out this summer. He plays a club owner in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. And he travels to Italy with an ensemble cast for Woody Allen's To Rome with Love.

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'Coriolanus': A People's Hero Turns On His Own

Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut adapts Shakespeare's Coriolanus, about a Roman general with his eye on political office. Critic David Edelstein says that in Fiennes' hands, the modern-day update makes for thrilling moviegoing.

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How the Blues Unites Anglophones Across the World.

Language Commentator Geoffrey Nunberg recalls his days as an expatriate kicking around Rome, trying to learn Italian but being distracted by a great jukebox in a seedy club for Americans. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, April 27, 1988.)

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How the Blues Unites Anglophones Across the World.

Language commentator Geoffrey Nunberg looks back on the long nights he spent in a private club in Rome where the only requirement for membership was that you be a native-English speaker. He reflects on how the language brought together people who otherwise had nothing in common.

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