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Stephens prepares to fashion the “seni crines” hairdo of the ancient Roman Vestal Virgins on model Jackie Rose. Step 1: lots of braids. Photo by Aaron Henkin

Jeremy Irons, the nemesis of a generation of movie heroes, explains the secret to playing bad believably. Kurt Andersen asks English folk-punk Billy Bragg if he’ll miss the late Margaret Thatcher, the nemesis of a generation of musicians, novelists, and artists in Great Britain. Novelist Meg Wolitzer expresses sympathy for teenagers (nemeses to countless generations of adults) in her new book The Interestings. And a Baltimore hairdresser shakes up classical scholarship by recreating elaborate Roman hairdos for the first time in millennia.


Host Kurt Anderson photo by Thomas Hart Shelby

Studio 360, Saturday at 3 p.m. on NPR 89.1FM/1550 AM

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