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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.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: reality television, Eurovision compilations and more.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
The pop star is returning to stages two years after releasing an acclaimed second album, Future Nostalgia, and being forced like everyone else to hunker down for the long chill.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Cypress Hill's '90s sensational hit "Insane in the Brain" is also the title of a new Showtime documentary out this week about the hip-hop group.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The LAPD detained at least 16 journalists covering a protest in March 2021, a low point in a year of increasing mistrust and hostilities between police departments and the media.
Friday, March 25, 2022
At a homeless encampment, police cracked down on protesters and journalists. Press advocates say that night of chaos was the capstone on tensions that had been building for years.
Friday, February 18, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Secret History, a Futurama reboot and more.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
It's a simple game to guess a five-letter word. People on social media have been very enthusiastic about sharing how well they did.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The film Shaft was released 50 years ago this week and heralded what came to be known as Blaxploitation cinema. The genre has a checkered legacy — and inspired Oscar-winning music.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Officials from the European Union are discussing how to help the growing number of Afghan refugees seeking refuge on the continent.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Enlightened, "Vax That Thang Up."
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's the Fear Street trilogy, Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and Viet Thanh Nguyen's book, The Committed.
Friday, July 02, 2021
"Shaft" was released 50 years ago this week. The film heralded what came to be known as Blaxploitation cinema, a genre with a chequered legacy that also created inspired, Oscar-winning music.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
Like many of us, Marc Rivers has watched a lot of movies during self-isolation. But it was a 25-year old crime drama about emotional isolation that offered him the greatest comfort.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Love is central to the work of Toni Morrison — she brought love to her examinations of Black life, and love itself was her enduring subject. But love isn't always a good or joyous thing in her work.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, says his staff is overworked, exhausted and emotionally drained.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kelvin Harrison Jr. has two breakout roles this year in Luce, and the new film Waves which will rolls out in theaters this weekend. The New Orleans native has very quickly become an indie darling.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Double Indemnity is classic film noir: Men in fedoras walk mean streets shrouded in shadow and women are sometimes the sirens to beckon them to their doom. It's a film — and a genre — that endures.
Monday, March 11, 2019
The song "Electric Relaxation" from the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest officially hit the airwaves 25 years ago this month. The single came off their classic album, Midnight Marauders.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
NPR Music's Stephen Thompson breaks down the 2019 Oscar nominees for best original song.