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Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat'

Edward McPherson's biography takes a fresh look at silent film star Buster Keaton.
Edward McPherson's biography takes a fresh look at silent film star Buster Keaton.

Jennifer Ludden talks to Edward McPherson about his new biography of silent film star Buster Keaton, known as the "Great Stone Face." McPherson says Keaton handcrafted every aspect of his movies in a way that would be unimaginable today.

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Jennifer Ludden
NPR National Correspondent Jennifer Ludden covers economic inequality, exploring systemic disparities in housing, food insecurity and wealth. She seeks to explain the growing gap between socio-economic groups, and government policies to try and change it.