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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Monday, April 20, 2015

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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Like 'Dynasty' On Ice: The Nancy Kerrigan And Tonya Harding Museum

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Why would a couple of comedians build a museum in their hallway dedicated to figure skaters in 1994? Because the story of their rivalry, Kerrigan's attack and the media frenzy is just so American.

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All Things Considered

When Video Games Are 'Patched,' Gamers Lose Trust In Reviews

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Video games are now being patched for problems after they are released, which makes reviewing them difficult. NPR's Arun Rath interviews Chris Kohler of Wired about how to keep game reviews relevant.

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All Things Considered

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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George Lucas Sneezes, And Other Moments From His Talk With Colbert

Saturday, April 18, 2015

George Lucas doesn't have a lot left to say about Star Wars, but Stephen Colbert does, and so does a guy in the crowd who just wants to help George Lucas out.

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All Things Considered

Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.

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Fresh Air

Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Friday, April 17, 2015

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Terry Gross. Originally broadcast June 30, 2014.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

Friday, April 17, 2015

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Daredevil' And Credulity

Friday, April 17, 2015

The gang discusses the new Netflix superhero series, what happens when the audience knows too much and, as always, what's making us happy this week.

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Miss Piggy Has One. Marilyn Monroe Has One. Why Can't Selena Have One?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thirty thousand Selena fans are begging MAC Cosmetics to do a Selena-inspired line. But the back story here is way bigger than makeup.

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Morning Edition

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.

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All Things Considered

Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic novel memoir about growing up gay with a closeted father doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a musical, but it's coming to Broadway. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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WATCH: The New 'Star Wars' Trailer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Force Awakens is due for release Dec. 18 — and the teaser's release coincides with a celebration of the Star Wars universe at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

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All Things Considered

How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

K-pop — or Korean pop — makes its latest move toward the center of American pop culture with Nickelodeon's new show, Make It Pop. But beyond "Gangnam Style," how did K-pop evolve?

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Is There Anything Left To Say About 'Saturday Night Live'?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with a documentary that faces a massive challenge: Trying to find a new angle on one of the most thoroughly documented institutions we have.

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Fresh Air

'Justified' Ends With An Unpredictable, Poetic And Memorable Finale

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After six seasons on the FX network, Justified ended Tuesday. "What a triumph," says critic David Bianculli who adds that he loved the finale's "touches of grace" and "emphasis on character and tone."

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Fresh Air

Billy Crystal And Josh Gad: Separated By A Generation But United By Laughs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The two play satirical versions of themselves on the new FX show The Comedians. But in real life they share "a lot of commonalities," says Crystal.

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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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