Mallory Yu

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Author and music critic Maria Sherman talks about her new book, Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS and forgoing rock elitism to give into the joy of boy band pop songs.


A Long Summer Ahead: What Writers Are Reading As The Pandemic Goes On

Monday, June 15, 2020

Find recommendations for fantasy, poetry, new fiction, old fiction, comics, fairy tales and more, hand-picked by authors Ben Philippe, Jade Chang, Raina Telgemeier, Tess Taylor and Thomas Pierce.


Opinion: Harry Potter's Magic Fades When His Creator Tweets

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Author J.K. Rowling has been criticized after a series of tweets that many read as transphobic. Rowling's insistence that "sex is real" and immutable has saddened her trans and genderqueer fans.


Tracee Ellis Ross Can Hit The High Notes, Too

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.


Harry Styles On 'Fine Line,' Stevie Nicks And His Definition Of Success

Thursday, February 27, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the pop superstar and former One Direction member about the creative and commercial pressure behind making his sophomore album.


What Happened During The First Weekend Of The Sundance Film Festival

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sundance is known as the largest independent film festival in the country. This year, there haven't been many big sales after the first weekend — but that doesn't mean there aren't notable projects.


'Cosmology Of Monsters' Looks The Monstrous In The Face

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Writer Shaun Hamill's debut novel Cosmology of Monsters is a compelling exploration of monstrousness, human or otherwise.


Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes — But It's Complicated

Thursday, October 10, 2019

China's economic growth has been slowing down for years. Tariffs have contributed to slower growth since early 2018, when the economic standoff began, but it's hard to pinpoint how much.


Communist China Turns 70. Who Shares Its Economic Growth?

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Hundreds of millions have climbed out of poverty, but an equality gap has widened. Seventy years after Mao's revolution, many Chinese people reflect on their own stories of struggle and mobility.


Comic-Con 2019, Day 3: Cosplay Day! (Plus, Yes, The Marvel Panel)

Sunday, July 21, 2019

At San Diego Comic-Con, fans strut their stuff in all kinds of costumes — some homemade, some elaborately professional. Even pets and little kids get in on the act.


Comic-Con 2019, Day 2: The Infamous Coffee Cup

Saturday, July 20, 2019

On the second full day of San Diego Comic-Con, highlights include the last-ever (maybe) Game of Thrones panel and the Eisner Awards, celebrating the best work in comics. (Also, some good cosplay.)


Comic-Con 2019, Day 1: Sleepless In San Diego

Friday, July 19, 2019

San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Thursday, with more than 130,000 attendees expected. Big draws of the day were Lin-Manuel Miranda and Arnold Schwarzenegger — and a surprise appearance from Tom Cruise.


'I Love You So Mochi' Is A Sweet But Substantial Treat

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Sarah Kuhn's new novel, about a Japanese American girl wrestling with her identity and her place in the world during a visit to Japan, is at once universally relatable and specifically Asian American.


How To Talk About Sex (And Consent): 4 Lessons From The Kink Community

Saturday, June 01, 2019

A lot of us stumble over conversations about sex. But people who are into kink make an art of talking about what they want or don't want. Here's their advice for making awkward talks sexy.


Demystifying Kink

Friday, May 17, 2019

The kink community spends a lot of time talking about sex. So what can the rest of the world learn from those conversations?


Lubrication And Lots Of Communication: Navigating A New Sexual Life After Menopause

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A new book, Flash Count Diary, celebrates the emotional and creative freedom of postmenopausal intimacy. Author Darcey Steinke is here to say, sex can be better than ever after midlife.


Can Woodstock 50 'Re-Create The Magic' Of The Original Festival?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The bill for Woodstock 50 has been announced featuring acts like Imagine Dragons, Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus. The lineup is prompting conversation online. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson weighs in.


'Neverland' Director On Investigating 'What Happened Once The Bedroom Door Closed'

Friday, March 01, 2019

Filmmaker Dan Reed discusses his four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which features two men claiming Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.


Both Satire And Slasher, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Sends Up Contemporary Art

Friday, February 01, 2019

Writer and director Dan Gilroy brings back Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for his newest feature, a horror-comedy set in the modern art world. Also, the male lead is named Morf.


'It Would Have Changed My Life': Questions For Cartoonist Tillie Walden

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tillie Walden's graphic memoir, Spinning, won a prestigious Eisner Award this summer. She says she wishes she'd had a book like it when she was young and coming to terms with her sexuality.