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New Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Sings Out

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera takes us from the spoken-word poems of his mother's kitchen to the inherent contradiction of being the nation's appointed poet. Plus, he'll share with you the nutrients that poems need to grow.


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Devendra Banhart Gets Mystical with Art

Devendra Banhart's alternately gentle and psychedelic pop music has garnered him a cult-like following. He's collaborated with the likes of Beck and Antony and the Johnsons. But meanwhile, he's pursued a parallel career as a fine artist. He talks to us about his new art book, and launches a new band with Rico.


Al Pacino attends 'The Humbling' premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2014 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Al Pacino Reflects on ‘Manglehorn,’ Method, and his Greatest Roles

Al Pacino has starred in such classic films as "The Godfather," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico," and "Scent of a Woman." He's won an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tonys, and four Golden Globe awards. Now, as his new film "Manglehorn" hits theaters, the actor talks to Brendan about playing (shades of) himself, improvising for Sidney Lumet, and having fun with his remote control.


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Oscar Isaac Peers Into our Fearsome Future

Actor Oscar Isaac turned heads with his performances in "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "A Most Violent Year." As the critically-acclaimed sci-fi film "Ex Machina" (out 4/10) nears theaters and buzz for the "Star Wars" reboot mounts (he's tight-lipped), Oscar chats with Rico about our fearsome future... and about his past life as "Raisin."