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Amy Schumer talks a lot about sex, but her comedy is about much more than that. A new film from Sofia Coppola is based on the true story of a group of California teens that broke into celebrities' homes. The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores race in contemporary America in her new book. Source: freshair.npr.org
Story: In the new film Blades of Glory, comic actor Will Ferrell plays a boorish figure skater forced to team up with another man in a pairs skating competition. The role is Ferrell's latest in a series of characters that have parodied macho men.
In The Right-Hand Shore, Christopher Tilghman returns to the racially charged landscape and the crumbling plantations of his book Mason's Retreat. Fresh Air critic Maureen Corrigan calls the prequel "the real deal."