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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Dunkirk'

NPR | July 21, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Christopher Nolan's war drama about the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops has immediacy, scope, and a sense of the unique terrors inherent in war.

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'Hawaii Five-0' Casting Announcement Doesn't Fix CBS's Larger Diversity Problem

NPR | July 19, 2017 3:45 p.m.

CBS announced the three new actors who will be joining the cast of its cop drama. To no one's surprise, all are nonwhite. But the network still has work to do.

Entertainment | Music

'Despacito' Quickly Becomes The Most-Streamed Song Ever

NPR | July 19, 2017 9:24 a.m.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit, with help from the remix including Justin Bieber, has generated more than 4.6 billion plays on digital services in just over six months.

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Dave Chappelle On Comedy And Politics In The Age Of President Trump

NPR | July 19, 2017 8:52 a.m.

Preparing for a month-long residency at Radio City Music Hall, Chappelle talks about growing up in D.C. and his decision to host the first SNL after the presidential election.

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Origin-al Sin: What Hollywood Must Learn From 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

NPR | July 18, 2017 10:08 a.m.

For years, it seemed that origin stories were central to keeping superheroes movies grounded. Homecoming proved this suspicion wrong. It found a better way — and a different key ingredient.

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Doctor Who Is A Woman: Jodie Whittaker Announced As 13th Time Lord In BBC Series

NPR | July 18, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Actress Jodie Whittaker will succeed Peter Capaldi, becoming the first woman to play the role of the eccentric time-traveler.

Entertainment | Music

What Did 'The Defiant Ones' Show Us?

NPR | July 18, 2017 4:49 a.m.

The HBO mini-series portrays the story of Apple Music's Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who came together to work on some of the 20th century's most important music.

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Not My Job: Aubrey Plaza Gets Quizzed On The Plaza Hotel

NPR | July 17, 2017 7:31 a.m.

In Parks and Recreation, Plaza played an intern who hated everybody and everything. In The Little Hours, she plays a nun who hates everybody and everything, so it's nice to see her branching out.

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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere: 'Shall We Begin?'

NPR | July 17, 2017 5:34 a.m.

'Dragonstone' saw the disparate plot threads of HBO's hit series pulling together as Daenerys Targaryan returned to Westeros to claim the Iron Throne.


Sunday Puzzle: Wehn Wrods Get Rearearngd

NPR | July 16, 2017 5:03 a.m.

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Lulu-Garcia Navarro and Patricia Wheeler of Orlando to a challenge involving rearranging letters to make opposite words.