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The internet's new favorite video game is about playing the trombone

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A new video game allows users to play a virtual trombone to the music of some familiar favorites. Players get feedback ranging from "nasty" to "perfecto" - making Trombone Champ a tootin' good time.

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Celebrating the legacy of Peruvian singer Yma Sumac

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The late Peruvian singer Yma Sumac would have turned 100 years old this week, a fantastic excuse to examine her legacy and listen to her nearly five octave voice.

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Pay a dollar, grab a burlap sack and scooch down Detroit's slide of pain

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The slide at Belle Isle Park reopened after the pandemic — and promptly closed four hours later after it proved more perilous than anticipated.

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Movies you missed: 'Psycho'

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock's groundbreaking horror classic is the subject of this entry in our "Movies You Missed" series.

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How Chicago came to love Italian beef

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The new FX series "The Bear" centers on a fictional family-owned Italian beef shop in Chicago. We explore the history of Italian beef, and why it's such a Chicago favorite.

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Movies you missed: 'The Big Lebowski'

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Scott Simon speaks with Kate Holden of Cork, Ireland; Kristan McMahon of Lakewood, N.Y.; and April Price of Erie, Colo. about "The Big Lebowski," which they all just watched for the first time.

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Movies you missed: 'Jaws'

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Scott Simon talks with Marie Vega of Weymouth, Mass., and Lydia Mullan of Cambridge, Mass., about the film "Jaws." Both saw it for the first time for our series, Movies You Missed.

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Encore: Rock 'n' roll's 'Creem Magazine' is back in print and online

Monday, June 20, 2022

Creem Magazine, which covered rock 'n' roll from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, is returning: first as a digital magazine with full archives, then in the fall as a quarterly print publication.

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Rock 'n' roll's Creem Magazine is back in print and online

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Creem Magazine, which covered rock 'n' roll from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, is returning: first as a digital magazine with full archives, then in the fall as a quarterly print publication.

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Movies you missed: Back to the Future

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Scott Simon speaks with Marc Rivers, a producer on NPR's Morning Edition, about the 1985 movie "Back to the Future," which he watched recently for the first time.

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Movies you missed: 'Top Gun'

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Scott Simon speaks with Melissa Kuypers, manager of operations at NPR West, about the 1986 movie "Top Gun," which she had never seen before.

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Movies you missed: 'Grease'

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Scott Simon speaks with Dori Bell, of Houston, Tex., about the 1978 movie, "Grease," which she just watched for the first time.

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Movies you missed: 1964's 'Mary Poppins'

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Janelle Nelson, a retiree in Minneapolis, talks with Scott Simon about a movie she hadn't seen until recently: Robert Stevenson's "Mary Poppins," released in 1964.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching, reading and listening

Friday, April 08, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Joan Shelley's new song, and an HBO reality show that sets up single parents.

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In 'Great Freedom,' a man is freed from the Nazis, and re-imprisoned for being gay

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Adrian Florido speaks with actor Franz Rogowski about the movie "Great Freedom," where a German man is imprisoned for being gay.

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What classic movie have you never watched? Tell us about it

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Everyone has a movie they've just never marked off their watchlist. NPR's Weekend Edition wants to help.

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Capitol Hill Books owner recorded album 'Death of the Novel' in the bookstore

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Kyle Burk, co-owner of Washington, D.C.'s, beloved Capitol Hill Books, has released an album he recorded during the pandemic in his store.

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Almost a year after Jan. 6, two journalists release their book 'The Steal'

Saturday, January 01, 2022

David Gura speaks with journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague about their new book "The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It."

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'West Side Story' stars Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler defend their remake

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The original musical and film have been criticized for lack of representation in casting and hurtful stereotypes, and some critics have also questioned the new adaptation.

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The classic 'West Side Story' is being remade for the screen

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Don Gonyea speaks with Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose, stars of the new film adaptation of "West Side Story."

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