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Does 'IF' capture the magic of its Pixar inspiration?

IF blends live-action and animation with a unique twist on imaginary friends, led by Cailey Fleming and Ryan Reynolds. [ more ]
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5 days ago
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'IF' only! These imaginary friends are sweet, but could have been so much more

A Quiet Place 3 will feature noise-triggered monsters. IF, a film by John Krasinski, introduces sweet monsters, including an imaginary friend voiced by Steve Carell. [ more ]
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What's it like to live in a vacation spot when tourists leave? 'Wait' offers a window

Family members experience contrasting homecomings, revealing economic disparity in Nantucket's less-known reality vs. the luxurious vacationland facade. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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The sexy sex is back in 'Bridgerton' season 3

The Netflix series Bridgerton returns with a focus on Penelope Featherington's romantic storyline with Colin Bridgerton. [ more ]
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6 days ago
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What took him so long? Colin finally likes Penelope back in 'Bridgerton' season 3

Bridgerton series follows classic romance tropes in relationships like 'fake relationship,' 'enemies to lovers,' and 'friends to lovers.' [ more ]
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4 days ago
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What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and listening

The Philharmonik won the 2024 Tiny Desk Contest. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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'Wait Wait' for May 18, 2024: With Not My Job guest Maya Hawke

The show was recorded at Studebaker Theater in Chicago with guest host Alzo Slade, judge Bill Kurtis, guest Maya Hawke, and panelists Negin Farsad, Adam Burke, and Faith Salie. [ more ]
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Pianist Inna Faliks traces musical odyssey from Soviet Ukraine via Faustian fantasy

Exploring the influence of Bulgakov's 'The Master and Margarita' on Inna Faliks' latest album with world premiere recordings of five composers' works. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Dabney Coleman, who starred in '9 to 5' and 'Tootsie', dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, well-known for roles in '9 to 5' and 'Tootsie,' passes away at 92, leaving a lasting impact on the film and television industry. [ more ]
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19 hours ago
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Is Elvis' Graceland actually up for sale? His granddaughter, alleging fraud, says no

Elvis Presley's granddaughter is suing to stop the foreclosure sale of Graceland due to alleged fraud by a non-existent company. [ more ]
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With age and sobriety, Michael McDonald is ready to get personal

Michael McDonald's voice evolves with age, reflecting on his career achievements and struggles. [ more ]
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'SNL' just wrapped its 49th season: It's time to cruelly rank its musical guests

Bad Bunny performs on SNL on Oct. 21, 2023.
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4 days ago
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In pursuit of radical honesty, 'Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show' delivers ambiguity

Jerrod Carmichael's HBO show has sparked controversy due to its perceived invasive and narcissistic nature, contrasting with his previous relatable and honest standup special. [ more ]
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4 days ago
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From college exposes to family secrets, check out these new podcasts

Discover new podcast recommendations with diverse and engaging content from NPR One team, showcasing Asian American voices and stories. [ more ]
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5 days ago
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'Back to Black' misses Amy Winehouse's point of view

The new music biopic Back to Black explores Amy Winehouse's life, starring Marisa Abela, focusing on her album, marriage, and addiction. [ more ]
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Tony nominee Jocelyn Bioh puts braiders centerstage

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh discusses her play 'Jaja's African Hair Braiding' and unique comedic approach on Broadway. [ more ]
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4 days ago
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This wholesome banger from a group of Irish kids is the spark you need

Infectious song 'The Spark' by kids in Cork, Ireland is a hit with vibrant techno beat and creative lyrics. [ more ]
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5 days ago
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The lesson Chris Pine learned after his new film was 'obliterated' by critics

Living authentically is key to a fulfilling life, as exemplified by Chris Pine's passion project, despite the criticism he faced. [ more ]
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1 week ago
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Looking to the past and future of Black Twitter

Black Twitter reflects community humor and activism online, with its historical significance highlighted in Hulu's docuseries. [ more ]
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6 days ago
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His lawyer says Kevin Spacey strenuously denies sex charges

Kevin Spacey strenuously denies sexual assault allegations in London court. [ more ]
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6 days ago
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'Babes' gives us a funny (and gross) portrait of parenthood

Babes explores parenthood, friendship, and chosen family dynamics. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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MacArthur 'genius' makes magical art that conjures up her Afro-Cuban roots

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is a 2021 MacArthur fellow and received the Genius Grant.
Her artwork draws from her upbringing in La Vega, Cuba and explores themes of African diaspora. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Detective Pikachu Returns, Assassin's Creed Mirage, and more Fall games reviewed

Nintendo and Ubisoft are releasing new games, Detective Pikachu Returns and Assassin's Creed Mirage, respectively.
Detective Pikachu Returns features the gumshoe duo of Tim Goodman and his Pikachu who solve mysteries in Ryme city. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Michael Connelly, Nikki Grimes, Judy Blume and other authors unite against book bans

Books on race and LGBTQ+ topics are frequently targeted for bans in public schools and libraries.
Florida implemented the most book bans last school year, accounting for over 40% of all bans in the US. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Looking for innovative climate solutions? Check out these 8 podcasts

The NPR Network is dedicating an entire week to stories and conversations about the search for climate solutions.
Podcast episodes on climate solutions are available on the NPR app and NPR One. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Patrick Stewart says his time on 'Star Trek' felt like a ministry

Playing Jean Luc Picard helped Sir Patrick Stewart become a better person.
Star Trek: The Next Generation has had an extraordinary impact on many people's lives. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The speed of fame almost made Dan + Shay split up. This is how they made it through

Country duo Dan + Shay almost didn't release their new album due to personal conflicts.
The pandemic and constant social media presence contributed to burnout for the duo.
The duo is grateful for their fans and the connection they feel during live performances. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'Eve' author says medicine often ignores female bodies. 'We've been guinea pigs'

Women's bodies have been historically overlooked in biological and medical research due to a male norm in science.
Many clinical drug trials have omitted female patients of child-bearing age, leaving a knowledge gap for the majority of women's lives. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Late night TV is back! We rank their first episodes

Late night hosts return after writers' strike with enthusiasm
Satire helps process the absurdities of modern life and politics [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The Hollywood writers strike is over. What's next for the writers?

The Writers Guild of America strike is finally over after 148 days.
The strike had a significant impact on the personal lives and emotional state of the writers. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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In 'Our Strangers,' life's less exciting aspects are deemed fascinating

Lydia Davis has released a new story collection exclusively through independent bookstores.
Her writing is lauded for its personal reflection, flash fiction, and poetic concision. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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There's now a Stevie Nicks-themed Barbie. And wouldn't you love to love her?

Stevie Nicks joins other legendary musicians in having a Barbie doll made in her likeness.
The doll is inspired by Nicks' iconic outfit on the cover of her 1977 album 'Rumours'.
Nicks expressed her excitement about the doll, hoping that it would capture her essence and spirit. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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A guide to the accusations against Abercrombie & Fitch ex-CEO Mike Jeffries

Abercrombie & Fitch is investigating claims that its former CEO sexually exploited men at parties.
Accusations against Mike Jeffries include engaging in sex acts with party participants and using his influence to recruit models. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Howard University receives a replacement for Hattie McDaniel's missing Oscar

Hattie McDaniel's missing Oscar has been replaced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and returned to Howard University
The university held a ceremony titled 'Hattie's Come Home' to honor McDaniel's legacy [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'Carterland' puts a positive spin on an oft-disparaged presidency

Carterland presents a reappraisal of Jimmy Carter's presidency, depicting it as an expansive and largely successful exercise in problem-solving.
The documentary highlights Carter's successes and explains his less successful moments, aiming to correct the common narrative of his presidency as a failure.
The film showcases Carter's leadership on energy conservation, including the installation of solar panels on the White House roof, which were later removed by the Reagan administration. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Brain surgery left TOKiMONSTA unable to understand music. Now every song is precious

TOKiMONSTA, a DJ and electronic music producer, overcame severe aphasia caused by brain surgery to continue making music.
She created a personal album during her recovery, which earned her a Grammy nomination. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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A woman was bracing for her boyfriend's anger. Then a stranger stepped in

A stranger's act of kindness helped Renee in an emotionally abusive relationship
The stranger's intervention defused a tense situation and made Renee feel validated and relieved. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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After revealing her family secret, Kerry Washington reflects on what was gained

Kerry Washington discusses the impact of a shocking discovery about her identity on her relationship with her parents.
Her career in film and television has influenced her personal life. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The Hollywood writers strike is over, but the actors strike could drag on. Here's why

Overall, movie and television writers are satisfied with the recent contract negotiations with the studios.
The actors union is hoping for a favorable deal similar to the one the writers union secured.
Entertainment industry experts are optimistic that the strikes will be resolved quickly. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Taylor Swift's stadium stop hikes up ticket prices for Chiefs-Jets game

Ticket prices for the Chiefs vs. Jets game increased after reports of Taylor Swift attending.
Swift's support for Travis Kelce has brought an economic boost to the NFL franchise and driven sales of Kelce's jersey. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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In France, workers build a castle from scratch the 13th century way

A group in France is building a medieval castle using tools and methods from the late 13th century.
The project aims to highlight nature, history, archaeology, and heritage skills through experimental archaeology. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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North Carolina radio station plans to reject broadcasts of 'inappropriate' Met operas

A radio station in North Carolina is planning to withhold the broadcast of six contemporary operas from the Metropolitan Opera due to objections to the operas' content.
Three of the rejected operas were written by Black or Mexican composers.
WCPE's objections relate to depictions of violence, LGBTQ subject material, and a composer's non-biblical meditation on the birth of Jesus. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading

Taylor Swift got into football
NPR crew recommends John Grisham novels and podcast 'Do We Get to Win This Time?' [ more ]
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Arrest Made in Tupac Shakur's 1996 Killing; Man Tied to Suspected Shooter, Sources Say | KQED

Davis broke his silence on Tupac's killing in 2010 during a meeting with authorities.
Davis implicated his nephew, Orlando Anderson, in the shooting.
Tupac Shakur's death occurred during a feud with rapper Biggie Smalls. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Remembering 'NCIS' actor David McCallum

David McCallum, known for his roles in NCIS and The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has passed away at the age of 90.
McCallum was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and had a background in music. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Desde los taqueros veganos hasta un escandalo politico, escucha estos podcasts

El mes nacional de la herencia hispana celebra los logros latinos y NPR One ha seleccionado programas nuevos y notables creados por latinos de todos los medios públicos.
Tacos of Texas de KUT explora opciones de tacos veganos descolonizados basados en plantas.
Radio Ambulante de NPR cuenta la historia de Brigido Lara, un artesano mexicano que tuvo que elegir cómo usar su talento para bien o para mal. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Brian Jordan Alvarez' internet ear worm says 'you deserve to sit'

The singer and songwriter TJ Mack is actually a character portrayed by actor Brian Jordan Alvarez.
TJ Mack's song about sitting has become popular on social media. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The Academy is replacing Hattie McDaniel's Oscar that has been missing for 50 years

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is sending Howard University a replacement Oscar for Hattie McDaniel, the first Black person to win an Oscar.
McDaniel's original Academy Award plaque has been missing for at least 50 years.
The plaque, given to supporting winners from 1936 to 1942, disappeared from Howard University in the late 1960s or early 1970s. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter,' dies at 82

Actor Michael Gambon, known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, has died at the age of 82.
Gambon took over the role of Dumbledore in The Prisoner of Azkaban following the death of Richard Harris. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Did AI write this film? 'The Creator' offers a muddled plea for human-robot harmony

The use of AI in Hollywood is a contentious issue.
AI is central to the new science-fiction drama The Creator. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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From vegan taqueros to a political scandal, check out these podcasts by Latinos

Celebrate Latino achievements beyond Hispanic Heritage Month
NPR One has curated new shows by Latinos worth checking out
Podcasts featured cover a range of topics from plant-based cuisine to political scandals [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Hollywood actors to resume negotiations with studios next week as writers strike ends

Actors will resume negotiations with studios and streaming services following the end of the Hollywood writers strike.
Late-night hosts are also returning to the air, with shows like 'Real Time with Bill Maher' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' resuming by Monday. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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A Jim Crow satire returns to Broadway after 62 years and it's a romp, not a relic

Revival of Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious opens on Broadway after 62 years
The play's pointed humor speaks to our current world [ more ]
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7 months ago
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What happens when your secret fiancee becomes your boss? Find out in 'Fair Play'

The film Fair Play explores the power dynamics in a heterosexual power couple.
The movie delves into the insecurities and struggles of straight cis men in a changing world. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Barry Manilow just broke Elvis's Las Vegas record

Barry Manilow breaks Elvis Presley's record for most shows at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
Manilow's career spans decades and he is one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Writers will return to work on Wednesday, after union leadership votes to end strike

The 148-day Hollywood writers strike is set to end due to a new three-year deal made by the Writers Guild of America and major Hollywood studios.
The deal includes increased pay and script fees, improved healthcare and pensions, and minimum staffing rules for TV shows. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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8 loving ways to honor a pet's memory: Write an obit, grow a garden, dedicate a day

Honoring the memory of a beloved pet can help cope with the grief of losing them.
Writing an obituary or creating a day in their honor are creative ways to celebrate a pet's life. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Taylor Swift enters her football era and breaks the internet

Taylor Swift was spotted cheering on Travis Kelce at a football game.
Sales for Kelce's football jersey reportedly skyrocketed since the game. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Iconic female artist's lost painting is found, hundreds of years after it was created

The painting Susanna and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi, once thought lost, has been rediscovered and restored.
Artemisia Gentileschi was a strong and talented artist who defied expectations in the male-dominated art world of the 17th century. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Three things to know about the Hollywood Writers' tentative agreement

The Writers Guild of America and major Hollywood studios have reached a new three-year contract.
Details of the deal are not yet known but negotiators are celebrating and calling it a win for writers. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Hollywood writers and studios strike a deal. What's next?

Hollywood writers have reached a tentative deal with major studios, potentially ending the strike
The deal includes minimum staffing guarantees, compensation for streaming services, and protection against AI-generated scripts [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Laurel Halo's 'Atlas' describes the feeling of being everywhere and nowhere

Laurel Halo's new album, 'Atlas', is a tapestry of slowly-evolving textures.
The album was inspired by the nighttime imagery of cities she visited while on the road. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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What the Hollywood writers union deal means for TV

Writers are set to vote on a new contract to end the strike.
Details of the agreement and the timeline for resuming production are still unknown. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Horseless carriages were once a lot like driverless cars. What can history teach us?

Driverless taxicabs have unsettled passengers in cities like San Francisco, Phoenix, and Austin.
Driverless cars were more threatening and unfamiliar to people a century ago than they are now.
Cars in the early 20th century offered freedom, independence, and new opportunities for marginalized groups. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Hollywood writers reach a tentative deal with studios, agree to end strike

Screenwriters and studios have reached a tentative deal, ending one of the strikes that have disrupted Hollywood.
The strike caused delays in the premiere of films and series and raised issues of pay and residuals for screenwriters. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'Here I am, closer to the gutter than ever': John Waters gets his Hollywood star

John Waters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Waters is known for his irreverent and subversive films. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'The Super Models,' in their own words

The Apple TV+ docuseries The Super Models focuses on four iconic supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell.
The series allows the models to control the narrative of their own stories through interviews with themselves and people who know them.
Self-produced or self-directed projects by celebrities have become increasingly common, allowing for a more authentic telling of their stories. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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A concert audience of houseplants? A new kids' book tells the surprisingly true tale

A string quartet played for a Barcelona opera house full of houseplants during the early days of the COVID pandemic.
The event inspired a children's book called The Enchanted Symphony. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Free babysitting on Broadway? This nonprofit helps parents get to the theater

Nonprofit PAAL is working to bring free babysitting to every arts institution in the country.
Parents with tickets to Broadway shows can drop their kids off at a staffed rehearsal studio for childcare. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The big twist in 'A Haunting in Venice'? It's actually a great film

A Haunting in Venice is a surprising and terrific movie that has smartly overhauled Agatha Christie's thinner source material.
The film takes the cozy conventions of a detective story and pushes them in the direction of a full-blown haunted-house thriller. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'Cassandro' honors the gay wrestler who revolutionized lucha libre

Cassandro is a biopic directed by Roger Ross Williams about Mexican-American wrestler Saul Armendariz
The film explores Armendariz's fight to create space for queer men in the male-dominated world of lucha libre [ more ]
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7 months ago
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From 'Almost Famous' to definitely famous, Billy Crudup is enjoying his new TV roles

Billy Crudup is an actor known for his work in TV shows like "The Morning Show" and films like "Almost Famous."
Crudup also stars in the futuristic series "Hello Tomorrow!" on Apple TV+. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and reading

Little Fires Everywhere is a must-watch on Hulu
The People Who Report More Stress is a great post-summer read
For the Culture celebrates Black women in the food industry [ more ]
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7 months ago
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The best '90s thrillers according to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour

'90s thrillers were known for their frantic car chases, wild twists, and courtroom drama.
Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts were prominent actors in '90s thrillers. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'El Juicio (The Trial)' details the 1976-'83 Argentine dictatorship's reign of terror

ESMA, a former detention center in Buenos Aires, is now the site of a video exhibition of a trial in which leaders of the military regime were convicted of crimes against humanity.
The video footage of the trial was captured by Argentina's public television using state-of-the-art cameras, and the tapes were secretly stored in Oslo for over two decades.
The videos have never been publicly broadcast and are now being shown for the first time in the United States at Film Forum in New York. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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Amazon Prime Video will start running commercials starting in early 2024

Amazon Prime Video plans to introduce advertisements during shows and movies starting in 2024.
The streaming service will offer two tiers of subscriptions, with an additional fee for ad-free content. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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A Taylor Swift Instagram post helped drive a surge in voter registration

Taylor Swift encouraged her fans to register to vote, leading to over 35,000 registrations on Vote.org.
The number of 18-year-olds registered was more than double the previous year. [ more ]
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7 months ago
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'Euphoria' star Angus Cloud accidentally overdosed on meth, cocaine and fentanyl

Actor Angus Cloud died of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and other substances.
Cloud's cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and benzodiazepines. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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Remembering Olympic gold medalist Florence 'Flo-Jo' Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as 'Flo-Jo', was a celebrated Olympic gold medalist and the fastest woman to run the 100m and 200m sprints.
In 1988, she broke the world records for both the 100m and 200m sprints, and won three gold medals at the Seoul Olympics. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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Lauren Groff's survivalist novel 'The Vaster Wilds' will test your endurance, too

Robinson Crusoe is considered the first novel in English and the granddaddy of survivor sagas.
The Vaster Wilds is a historical novel set in the Jamestown colony during the 'starving time' of 1609-1610. [ more ]
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For 82-Year-Old Jazz Saxophonist Gary Bartz, 'Music Is My Religion'

Gary Bartz, a jazz musician over 80, continues to shape the Bay Area music scene with his spontaneous compositions.
Bartz's music from the 1970s blended blues, funk, avant-garde jazz, and African influences, covering topics like war and being Black in America. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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You've likely seen this ranch on-screen burned by wildfire, it awaits its next act

Paramount Ranch, a famous movie set in California, was destroyed by a wildfire in 2018.
The ranch is now being rebuilt to be functional and resilient against future climate change-driven disasters. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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A federal agency wants to give safety tips to young adults. So it's dropping an album

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released an album called 'We're Safety Now Haven't We' featuring safety-focused songs.
The album is targeted at teenagers and young adults to promote product safety awareness.
The songs address common sources of injury among young adults, such as distracted phone usage. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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This rare Bob Ross painting could be yours for close to $10 million

A painting from the first episode of Bob Ross's 'The Joy of Painting' is being sold for $9.85 million.
The painting depicts a stone path, pond, and trees that Ross painted in under 30 minutes on the premiere episode.
The painting is signed by Ross and the buyer will receive a statement from the original owner who bought it for under $100. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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Wonder where Hollywood's strikes are headed? Movies might offer a clue

Hollywood has a history of demonizing unions both on- and off-screen.
Audiences in the 1970s found solidarity in worker activism, as portrayed in films like 'Norma Rae'.
A Gallup poll found public support for writers and actors in their struggles with studios. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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What happened to 'The Gold'? This crime saga is focused on the aftermath of a heist

The Gold is a new series on Paramount+ based on a real-life gold heist in 1983.
The series focuses on the aftermath of the heist and the colorful characters involved.
The show has a strong cast and offers a slyly pungent vision of the go-go '80s. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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Hitmaker Edgar Barrera leads the 2023 Latin Grammy nominations

Edgar Barrera earned the most nominations with 13 nods at the Latin Grammy Awards.
Collaborators Camilo, Karol G, and Shakira each received 7 nominations. [ more ]
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8 months ago
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Here are the movies we can't wait to watch this fall

Nia Vardalos has written and directed My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, the third installment in the franchise.
Invisible Beauty is a documentary film directed by Bethann Hardison that chronicles the rise and influence of a pioneering Black model in the fashion industry.
Cassandro is a film about a real-life gay luchador (wrestler) dreaming of success, directed by Roger Ross Williams. [ more ]
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