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Y La Bamba, 'Dibujos de Mi Alma'

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The lead single from Lucha captures an ambivalent feeling: yearning deeply for someone while aware of the ways that love can turn toxic.

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deem spencer, '27'

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The rapper unbottles the feelings that come with being young and facing an uncertain but boundless future.

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Kasien, 'BREATHE (SLOW IT DOWN)'

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The U.K. born Nigerian-Jamaican rapper is the life coach we didn't know we needed.

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A$AP Rocky, 'Same Problems?'

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A$AP Rocky dedicated "Same Problems?" to "everybody we've lost and anybody who ever lost somebody." It serves as a solemn introduction to the rapper's upcoming album.

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Aqrxvst, 'Hope'

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

King Krule, Pretty V and Jadasea collaborate on a track that rings like a sacred toll or a broken lullaby.

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

Friday, January 06, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Babel or The Necessity of Violence, Sultana's Dream, La última copa/The Last Cup, and Brick.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading

Friday, December 30, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

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Banned Books: Author Jerry Craft on telling stories all kids can identify with

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Jerry Craft published the Newbury award-winning graphic novel New Kid in 2019. The novel focuses on the experience of being Black and the "new kid" at a predominantly white school.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and listening

Friday, December 23, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Blamo! podcast, Paris Is Burning, Sheryl Lee Ralph's Sleigh and Crash Landing on You.

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Banned Books: Author Susan Kuklin on telling stories that inform understanding

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Susan Kuklin published the award-winning Beyond Magenta in 2014. The collection of images and interviews with transgender and nonbinary teens and young adults centers their experiences and identities.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Making Shazam playlists, Chris Klimek's annual mixtape, NPR Best Music of 2022 and more.

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Banned Books: Author Ashley Hope Pérez on finding humanity in the 'darkness'

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Ashley Hope Pérez published Out of Darkness in 2015 to critical acclaim. The novel re-contextualized contemporary issues of race providing a historical framework in a not-so-post-racial America.

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

Friday, December 09, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: South Side, Treasure Planet, the Sight & Sound film list, Matt Rogers and more.

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14 celebrity memoirs spilling all the tea

Saturday, December 03, 2022

It's been a busy season for celebrity memoirs. A-listers from the worlds of Hollywood, music, journalism and royalty dish their own stories in these recent and upcoming books.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, December 02, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Midwest Modern Twitter account, Unclear and Present Danger podcast, Gemini Rights and more.

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'Nanny' employs African folklore in a haunting Black horror film

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

While the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid casts Black actors in a preexisting white narrative, Nanny illustrates that Black people have their own folklore; Black mermaids already exist.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, November 18, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Dawnlands: A Novel, Addams Family Values, Wind of Change and Turnstile.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, November 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Carmichael Show, Stephanie Williams' work for Marvel, The English and more.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Bono's memoir, the Philly Orchestra playing Dancing On My Own, and Tove Lo's Dirt Femme.

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13 books full of thrills and chills for Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2022

Halloween is a time of mystery and mischief. Here are some hair-raising novels that will keep you on your toes, ranging from thrillers and murder mysteries to horror stories both supernatural and not.

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