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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.
Monday, August 20, 2018
The Eagles' 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller for the title of best-selling album of all time.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Michael Balogun spent his early years in and out of jail — until he decided to become an actor. Balogun credits that decision as to why he's alive today.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
NBC's latest one-night musical event revives the 1970s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Legend in its daunting lead role.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
On Saturday, the beloved, taciturn warrior returns to Cartoon Network for a victory lap. We talk to the show's producer and star about Jack's long, circuitous journey.