Hear guitarist and vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White of the band the White Stripes, film critic David Edelstein, and actor Brian Cox, on this edition of Fresh Air.
The White Stripes' new album is called Icky Thump. It is their sixth release. The duo has tried to keep its relationship a mystery, claiming to be, variously, brother and sister or husband and wife. The truth, confirmed by numerous sources, is that they are a divorced couple. One reviewer writes, "The White Stripes are grounded in punk and blues, but the undercurrent to all of their work has been?striving for simplicity, a love of American folk music, and a careful approach to intriguing, emotional and evocative lyrics." (Original Airdate: 6/9/05)
Then, Brian Cox, the Emmy-award winner who appears on the HBO series Deadwood. The show's third season is now out on DVD. He's been in over a hundred films and TV shows over the past 40 years. Movies include Match Point, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, and Rushmore. Cox was a regular guest on Frasier, and he won his Emmy for his role as Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Goring in the TNT network's original TV movie Nuremberg. (Original Airdate: 6/26/06)
Finally, David Edelstein reviews A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie. [Broadcast Date: June 22, 2007]