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Kanye West, Adidas Expand Partnership For Yeezy Line

AP | June 29, 2016 10:24 a.m.

Singer Kanye West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs.

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Backstage, Passable: Real Roadies Have Real Quibbles With Showtime's 'Roadies'

NPR | June 29, 2016 6:10 a.m.

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock 'n' roll, focusing on roadies. NPR's Eric Deggans watched it with real-life roadies, who said it's unrealistic.

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Not My Job: We Ask NBA Star Terry Porter About Trailblazers

NPR | June 27, 2016 12:36 p.m.

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.


'Game Of Thrones', 'Veep': Two Women Pass Each Other On The Ladder Of Chaos

NPR | June 27, 2016 12:05 p.m.

Last night on HBO, the best-laid plans of Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) and Selina Meyer (Veep) came to two very different but equally explosive ends.

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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR | June 27, 2016 7:23 a.m.

HBO's most popular series, Game of Thrones, aired its season finale Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.

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A Toast To The Toast, The Site That Was Just For You. Yes, Even You

NPR | June 27, 2016 6:10 a.m.

The Toast — the funny, literary feminist website, gleeful kneecapper of high culture, center of cheerful misandry, and habitat of the courteous commenter — is closing. We have an appreciation.


Welcome To An Affair Of Phrases, Each Entwined By A Tiny 'Of'

NPR | June 26, 2016 5:01 a.m.

Every answer this week consists of two familiar phrases in the form "___ of ___." In each case, the first word of the two phrases is the same. We offer the ending words; you tell us the full phrases.

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On Parliament-Funkadelic And A Less 'Squeaky-Clean Picture' Of Blackness

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:47 p.m.

Parliament showed me that being black has liabilities, but that it's also a powerful gift.

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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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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."