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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and viewing

Friday, January 21, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the Netflix show Twentysomethings: Austin, a look back at 20 years of The Onion and more.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and viewing

Friday, January 14, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: a quirky Instagram account, the NBC show Grand Crew and more.

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For this Latinx graphic novelist, superheroes can be real. They can even be family

Monday, January 10, 2022

Graphic novelist Henry Barajas is finding success by incorporating Mesoamerican history — and his own family's past — into his work.

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The Grammys are postponed and Sundance is moved online because of omicron surge

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

A new date has not been announced for the Grammys. Sundance events begin Jan 20.

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What's making us happy: What to watch, read and listen to this weekend

Friday, December 31, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the trailer for The Northman, the novel The School for Good Mothers and more.

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Jean-Marc Vallée, director of 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Big Little Lies,' dies at 58

Monday, December 27, 2021

The director, born in Montreal, was known for his naturalistic approach to filmmaking and for working with strong female leads.

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Broadway musical 'Jagged Little Pill' closes after rising cases of coronavirus

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The show, which takes its title from Alanis Morissette's 1995 album, cited the Omicron surge for closing.

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2021 was rough, but romance books gave us life. Here are 13 favorites from this year

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Books We Love, formerly known as NPR's Book Concierge, is back for 2021. Here are a handful of romance novels that NPR staffers and independent critics named as some of their favorites of the year.

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

Friday, December 17, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackie Kashian's new comedy album, music of Yasmin Williams and more!

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Flow La Movie, reggaeton music producer, dies in Caribbean plane crash

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tributes poured in from around the world of reggaeton music for the producer who'd worked with major artists such as Bad Bunny and Ozuna.

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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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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Viewing

Friday, December 10, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the show Sort Of, a helpful YouTube channel and more.

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No black-tie dinner with the Swedish king for this year's Nobel Prize winners

Monday, December 06, 2021

Instead, most of the laureates are receiving their awards in their home countries because the pandemic has disrupted the ceremonies yet again.

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

Friday, December 03, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the Netflix show "City of Ghosts," an iconic Twitter account and more.

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Lady Gaga responds to criticism of her performance in 'House of Gucci'

Friday, December 03, 2021

She stars in the film as the woman at the center of a scandal in the fashion world. But the actors' Italian accents have been panned, and the Gucci family has criticized the way it was depicted.

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Dave Draper, iconic American bodybuilder, dies at 79

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The bodybuilder won the Mr. America and Mr. Universe pageants in the 1960s and inspired one fan who went on to become the governor of California.

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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Picoult's pandemic-inspired story focusing on a character stranded in the Galápagos Islands highlights how events can change us — and offer perspective.

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12 books NPR staffers loved in 2021 that might surprise you

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Books We Love, formerly known as NPR's Book Concierge, is back for 2021. Here are a handful of books that NPR staffers named as some of their favorites of the year.

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Mario Vargas Llosa explores 1954 Guatemalan coup in new novel

Monday, November 29, 2021

Harsh Times, set in the 1950s, is historical fiction centering on events of a CIA-backed coup to overthrow Guatemala's democratically-elected government led by Jacobo Árbenz.

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Audiences gravitate to TV shows with more diverse writers and casts, report says

Friday, November 26, 2021

A new UCLA report shows television viewers like shows with diverse casts and writers. But while some groups are making gains in Hollywood, Latinx people remain severely underrepresented.

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