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Friday, September 10, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's The Other Two, LuLaRich and a collection of movies starring Josephine Baker.
Friday, September 03, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Marie Kondo's new show Sparking Joy, the latest episode of Ted Lasso, and a graphic novel.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
In the bittersweet "Devastating," husband-and-wife duo Johnnyswim reflects on the joys and hardships that go into a lifetime romantic partnership.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Reservation Dogs, Nine Perfect Strangers, and viral music videos from the band Little Big.
Friday, August 13, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's new music from Big Thief, Netflix's Bake Squad and a new article from Priya Krishna.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Backed by members of Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Bon Iver and more, Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner performs three songs from her new album, Head of Roses.
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
From an empty Shea Theater in Turners Falls, Mass., the trio plays songs from their new album, Sweep It Into Space, along with two towering classics.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Billie Eilish released five singles in the long run-up to Happier Than Ever, but saved its best song for the album's drop date.
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.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Brandi Carlile describes her forthcoming album, In These Silent Days out Oct. 1, as "drama mixed with joy." The first single sets the tone.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
"Fat Chance" reveals a surprise partway through, emerging as an anthem about overcoming long odds, doing "a complete 180" and climbing out of the ruins, stronger than ever.
Friday, July 09, 2021
They Might Be Giants' John Linnell — a lifelong favorite of nerds the world over — has a new song in Latin that will get lodged in your brain for days.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
The song nods to pandemic life ("Let's get back to normal") while speaking to the larger idea that our homes and communities offer us shelter from the punishing din of modern life.
Friday, July 02, 2021
Taylor Swift's feature on the latest single from Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon's side project could easily have been a standout track on either of her 2020 blockbusters.
Friday, July 02, 2021
In our weekly roundup of shows, movies, books and music that brought us joy, Pop Culture Happy Hour recommends: Sex/Life, the Jean Smart renaissance and Arooj Aftab's album Vulture Prince.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
In the Scottish band Vistas' newest single, "Young Forever," singer Prentice Robertson overcomes fear and doubt via the hopeful promise of new love.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Leaning on quiet-loud-quiet dynamics, "State" makes space for both dreamy tenderness and wall-of-sound catharsis.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Every year, Saturday Night Live showcases some of the biggest stars in pop, rock, hip-hop and more. At the end of each season, we rank them with cold-hearted precision.
Friday, May 14, 2021
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2021 class features Tina Turner, The Go-Gos, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Foo Fighters.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
This year's choices include Diane Warren's 12th Oscar nomination, a show-stopper from Eurovision Song Contest and three entries in a subgenre we call "Glorycore."