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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

NPR | July 31, 2015 8:05 p.m.

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

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'Rogue Nation' Fulfills The Mission Of A Reliable Blockbuster Series

NPR | July 31, 2015 10:49 a.m.

Tom Cruise returns as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the latest Mission: Impossible -- a super-fun sequel executed with rigor, clarity, and creative use of Puccini's Turandot.

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'The End Of The Tour' Is A Film For David Foster Wallace Buffs

NPR | July 31, 2015 10:44 a.m.

The movie, which draws from journalist David Lipsky's interviews with Wallace in 1996, offers an intriguing (if not altogether convincing) portrait of the Infinite Jest author.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Music, Movies And Music In Movies

NPR | July 31, 2015 5:03 a.m.

Ari Shapiro and Bob Mondello join the gang to discuss soundtracks and other cinematic songs.

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Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

NPR | July 30, 2015 7:18 p.m.

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

NPR | July 30, 2015 9:24 a.m.

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in the real sense. The fictitious town is among a number of map traps that inspired novelist John Green to write his book and now movie, Paper Towns.

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First Day Of Camp

NPR | July 29, 2015 9:24 p.m.

Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain and David Hyde Pierce join us for a conversation, before Ken Marino, Judah Friedlander, A.D. Miles, and Zak Orth play a game about classic '80s toy commercials.

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Candy Crush

NPR | July 29, 2015 9:24 p.m.

Sweet, dude. Celebrities get the sugar rush-treatment in this mashup game that combines your favorite candies with well-known people.

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Why You Buggin'?

NPR | July 29, 2015 9:24 p.m.

Grab your DEET-free bug spray for this final round — every answer here is an insect, arthropod, or arachnid.

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You're Eighty-Sixed!

NPR | July 29, 2015 9:24 p.m.

Our host, the SummerStage Festival, was founded in 1986, so we decided to pay homage to that year — musically.