Mallory Yu

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Comic-Con Day 3: The Best Hawkeye

Saturday, July 21, 2018

On their third day at San Diego Comic-Con, NPR's Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer get into the spirit of things by dressing up as their favorite heroes and checking out the amazing costumes on display.

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Comic-Con, Day 2: Who's Day

Friday, July 20, 2018

Our intrepid reporters Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer take on another day of San Diego Comic-Con, from immersive fan adventures to, yes, all the Doctor Who you can shake a sonic screwdriver at.

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Comic-Con, Day 1: Still Alive

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The huge fan convention that is San Diego Comic-Con kicks off today. NPR's Petra Mayer and Mallory Yu are there, and their look at Preview Night includes fandom, puppets and the aspirations of girls.

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Actor Lakeith Stanfield: 'We All Have Images That We're Attempting To Push'

Monday, July 09, 2018

Stanfield has had a number of oddball roles, most recently in the telemarketing satire Sorry to Bother You, where he plays a character who learns to get ahead by using a "white voice" on the phone.

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Director Ari Aster Says 'Hereditary' Is A Family Drama At Its Core

Monday, June 11, 2018

Critics and audiences have called the film "traumatizing" and "terrifying," and Aster says that was his intention: to upset audiences deeply. But he wanted to focus on family drama before horror.

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The Cast Of 'The Band's Visit' On What Makes The Broadway Smash Relatable

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The first Broadway show to grace NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, The Band's Visit is nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Stars Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk sat down with Ari Shapiro after the performance.

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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Lawrence, Kan., police department's account has over 100,000 Twitter followers. It's well-known for tweets that use humor to reach its community.

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'Children Of Blood And Bone' Tackles Heavy Themes In A Magical World

Friday, March 09, 2018

Tomi Adeyemi's highly anticipated debut novel, Children Of Blood And Bone, is a high fantasy rooted in reality — from African mythology to Black Lives Matter protests.

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Creature Actor Doug Jones Shares How He Transforms Into Movie Monsters

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Actor Doug Jones has had a long and prolific career playing some of Hollywood's most recognizable monsters. His latest role is the fishy Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water.

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'Black Panther' Costume Designer Draws On 'The Sacred Geometry Of Africa'

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ruth Carter is the costume designer for the Marvel's Black Panther movie. She talks about how she grounded the movie's futuristic look in the history and traditions of tribes from all over Africa.

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The Genetic Divide Between NYC's Uptown And Downtown Rats

Friday, December 01, 2017

Fordham University graduate student Matthew Combs studies the DNA of New York City's rats. He found that rats living uptown are genetically distinct from rats living downtown.

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'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

Friday, June 23, 2017

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.

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In 'American Gods,' Even Deities Have The Immigrant Experience

Monday, May 01, 2017

In the new Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel, gods from all over the world are drawn to America when their worshippers arrive here — whether as immigrants, explorers, or slaves.

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At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This year's SXSW saw the first-ever showcase featuring exclusively Asian-American artists. Organizer Christine Minji Chang says one goal is to broaden Asian Americans' representation in the industry.

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'I Am Not Your Negro' Gives James Baldwin's Words New Relevance

Friday, February 03, 2017

Filmmaker Raoul Peck's latest documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, is based off James Baldwin's unfinished book, Remember This House, which tells the story of the lives and deaths of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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LISTEN: These 5 Fake Ads Will Sell You On Some Of Life's Real Delights

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Go ahead, we told you, sell us something wonderful we can't buy. And you did — more than 2,000 of you did, in fact. We picked our five favorites and made them into polished ads. Now listen to the joy!

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Graphic Novelist Marjorie Liu On How Rejection Shaped Her Writing

Friday, July 22, 2016

Author Marjorie Liu is nominated for two Eisners, the most prestigious awards in comics. She writes young adult fantasy books that cover topics that include war, women and steam punk gadgetry.

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'Captain America: Civil War' Captures Politics Of The Moment

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's new movie, Captain America: Civil War, opens Friday. As a character, Captain America has long responded to the politics of the time and this movie is no different.

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Effects Of Toledo Tattoo Artist's Work Are More Than Skin Deep

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On his days off, Brian Finn offers free tattoos to people who want to cover up scars from domestic violence, self-harm or other trauma.

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Flint Residents' Broken Faith: 'The People We Trusted Failed Us'

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

State and city officials knew about problems with Flint's water even as they encouraged people to keep using it. Locals are disillusioned, and angry, and rebuilding that trust will be challenging.

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