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Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

NPR | Sept. 29, 2016 9:21 a.m.

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

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Pop Quiz, Hotshot: Herschell Gordon Lewis Film Or Children's Book?

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 6 a.m.

The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative ... and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids' books?


Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 4:29 p.m.

For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.

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Not My Job: Jamie Lee Curtis Gets Quizzed On Unlikely Inventions

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 8:36 a.m.

In the late 1980s, Curtis filed a patent for a diaper/baby wipe combo, so we've invited her to play a game called "Eureka!" Three questions about inventors and their inventions.

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Blogger Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging You With Her New Book

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 4:11 p.m.

Blogger Luvvie Ajayi discusses her new book I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, which has her takes on pop culture and more.

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Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 7:51 a.m.


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A Film Lover's Travel Guide

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 7:51 a.m.

We read entries from a travel guide. All you have to do is figure out what city we're describing, except this travel guide was written by someone who only researched the cities by watching movies.

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Herb, My Little Pony, Or Enya Song?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 7:51 a.m.

In this edition of This, That or the Other, contestants must guess: is it a culinary herb, a My Little Pony character, or an Enya song?

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'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says He Found His Dream Role In Maura

NPR | Sept. 22, 2016 3:43 p.m.

Tambor plays a transgender woman in the Amazon show. "It's a perfect role," he says. "... I thought I was gonna do Lear, but I'm gonna do Maura." "Transparent's" third season comes out on Friday.

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A Comics Convention For The Unconventional: The Small Press Expo

NPR | Sept. 20, 2016 3:53 p.m.

Every year the Small Press Expo (SPX) brings creators of independent comics together with passionate fans. Many of those fans make comics themselves and say they're inspired by SPX's "funkier" feel.