'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

NPR | July 31, 2014 6:45 a.m.

The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions

NPR | July 30, 2014 1:45 p.m.

From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.

'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp

NPR | July 30, 2014 12:28 p.m.

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

On Dipping An Introverted Toe In The Comic-Con Ocean

NPR | July 30, 2014 7:36 a.m.

Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.

Sex And The Single Churl: Another 'Bachelorette' Finale Gets Weird

NPR | July 29, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Monday night's Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it's about sex.

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

NPR | July 28, 2014 3:16 p.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters

NPR | July 27, 2014 8:26 a.m.

Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.

At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge

NPR | July 27, 2014 8:26 a.m.

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

NPR | July 26, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Lifetime's general manager says the channel is trying to reflect "the true breadth" of America. It recently launched a reality show called BAPs — which stands for "Black American Prince or Princess."

Not My Job: We Ask A San Francisco Drag Queen About Queens, N.Y.

NPR | July 26, 2014 9:06 a.m.

We've invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called "Fuggedaboutit!"

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