Pop Culture Happy Hour: Bucket Lists And Summertime, Live In D.C.

NPR | July 11, 2014 5:03 a.m.

The gang, with pal Audie Cornish, records a special live episode at NPR headquarters. Plus: a special announcement about another public appearance, this time at the San Diego Comic Con.

Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

NPR | July 10, 2014 7:59 p.m.

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.

Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge

NPR | July 09, 2014 1:38 p.m.

After psychologists did an experiment with salad arranged like a Kandinsky painting, we asked you to make your own plates arranged like fine art. Here are some of the tantalizing results you sent in.

'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control

NPR | July 09, 2014 12:09 p.m.

This week, two new TV series' begin in the threats-from-nowhere genre: Extant on CBS and The Strain on FX. The better of the two, The Strain, about a disease outbreak, is effectively creepy.

Social Media Meltdowns Highlight The Power Of The Audience

NPR | July 09, 2014 9:57 a.m.

Online fights hobbled the careers of TV host Adam Richman and shock jock Anthony Cumia. NPR's Eric Deggans says they were kneecapped by the new reality of modern media.

Press Tour Day 1: Paper Airplanes, Daniel Radcliffe, And Christmas

NPR | July 09, 2014 8:28 a.m.

The first day of the annual press tour of the Television Critics Association brought news from Nat Geo, Ovation, and the Nielsen ratings people.

What's Happening In Television: It's Press Tour Time Again

NPR | July 08, 2014 7:08 a.m.

For the next two weeks, the great big world of television will sit itself down to answer questions about new shows, existing shows, and the future.

Is Univision Ready To Up Its Game When It Comes To Women?

NPR | July 04, 2014 12:34 p.m.

A commentator notes the Spanish-language network has strengthened its coverage of and relationship with the LGBT community. But Univision's depiction of women is mired in negative stereotypes.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Too Old For Youth Culture And Toys

NPR | July 04, 2014 4:49 a.m.

On this week's show, we ponder whether there's such a thing as "too old" for youth culture. Then, we remember some of the toys of our youth and wonder how play has changed.

Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

NPR | July 03, 2014 3:04 p.m.

When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.

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