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Bill Cunningham, Iconic 'New York Times' Photographer, Dies At 87

NPR | June 25, 2016

Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.

Not My Job: We Ask NBA Star Terry Porter About Trail Blazers

NPR | June 25, 2016

In the 1990s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the most dominant teams in the NBA. We've invited one of the team's stars to answer three questions about people who've blazed their own trails.

Beautifully Alien 'Ninefox Gambit' Mixes Math And Magic

NPR | June 25, 2016

Yoon Ha Lee's new novel is hard to sum up — in an alien world so dissimilar to ours its technology seems like magic, reality is a consensus that requires intense, rigid belief to function.

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Starmen

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:36 p.m.

"Weird Al" teams up with house musician Jonathan Coulton to sing our version of David Bowie's "Starman" about popular movies in which aliens land on Earth.

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This Is Our Administrative Assistant Day!

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:36 p.m.

Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, they play a game based on an infamous speech from Independence Day.

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Sightseething

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:36 p.m.

Identify famous destinations based on some one-star Internet reviews.

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An Emotional Ending

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:36 p.m.

Every answer in this final round contains a word that is also a feeling or emotion. If we said, "It's an app where avians are flung across the screen at piggies," you'd answer, "Angry Birds."

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OMG VIP

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:36 p.m.

We've mashed up the names of famous people with common text messaging abbreviations.

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A Crusty Kiwi And A Troubled Teen Head Into The Wild In 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

NPR | June 24, 2016 10:36 a.m.

Ricky's an undisciplined foster kid; Hec's a cantankerous outdoorsman who becomes a reluctant father figure. The pair brave New Zealand's bush country while relentlessly pursued by a social worker.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:10 a.m.

This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.

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'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

NPR | June 23, 2016 4:57 p.m.

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.

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Shark, Weak: 'The Shallows' Strands Blake Lively At Sea

NPR | June 23, 2016 2:26 p.m.

A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.

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Alternative, Film: 'Right Now, Wrong Then' Offers Two Cinematic Takes On Romance

NPR | June 23, 2016 2 p.m.

Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie iterates the same encounter between a filmmaker and young woman in two different styles, with two different results.