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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pete's Dragon' And Kids And Their Monsters

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:19 a.m.

On this week's show, we visit with Disney's latest live-action effort and talk about why kids have, and love, their friendly monsters.

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What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 12:31 p.m.

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.

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5 Things To Know About The Project Pabst Music Festival

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Portland

This weekend, MusicFestNW presents Project Pabst, a celebration of music, art and the Rose City against the backdrop of a fast-dwindling summer.

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The Old-Fashioned Romantic Comedy Pops Up On YouTube With 'Single By 30'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 8:18 a.m.

It may be a recent arrival in original TV content, but YouTube has rolled out a pleasantly traditional romcom about friends who may or may not (oh, come on) fall in love.

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Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 5:01 a.m.

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.

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Wolverine's Mutton Chops To Hugh Jackman: 'This Ain't Over, Bub'

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 1:28 p.m.

The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.


Name That Celebrity! All You Have To Do Is Rhyme

NPR | Aug. 21, 2016 7:35 a.m.

This week, each answer is a famous person's name. Each name rhymes with a made-up two-word phrase.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Get Down' And What's Coming In TV

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Brittany Luse and Kiana Fitzgerald join the roundtable for a chat about Netflix's The Get Down and what Linda Holmes learned at the annual Television Critics Association press tour.

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Darcelle Crowned World's 'Oldest Drag Queen Performer' By Guinness

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.

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Not My Job: Katie Couric Gets Quizzed On Bad Interns

NPR | Aug. 15, 2016 7:49 a.m.

Couric's impressive career in journalism started at a local radio station where she was hired as an intern by our very own Judge and Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell.