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Jay Z Is The 1st Rapper To Be Elected To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:35 a.m.

Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time's Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.

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Super Bowl Ads 2017: What Works, What Doesn't And What Gets Political

NPR | Feb. 4, 2017 5:37 p.m.

While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.

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Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies 1 Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death

AP | Dec. 28, 2016 5:20 p.m.

Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who was 60.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, An Icon Of Camp, Glitz And Glam, Dies At 99

NPR | Dec. 19, 2016 4:19 p.m.

The screen siren was probably most responsible for the notion of "famous for being famous." NPR's Neda Ulaby looks back at Gabor's contributions to pop culture and to our ideas about celebrity.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Sen. Bernie Sanders On KFC's Colonel Sanders

NPR | Dec. 11, 2016 9:07 a.m.

This week, we welcome the world's foremost Larry David impersonator (and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) onto the show.

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Long Unseen By Readers, H.G. Wells Ghost Story Finally Debuts In Print

NPR | Nov. 27, 2016 6:38 a.m.

The Strand Magazine is publishing the story, which languished unread for decades. The magazine's managing editor says it was Wells' "indecipherable" handwriting that gave the story away.

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On His Latest Album, Common's Political Commentary Gets Personal

NPR | Nov. 4, 2016 4:41 a.m.

"I want my life to be fulfilled in a way where people will say, 'This dude inspired people. He was a good father. He just was a nice person,'" the rapper says. Black America Again is out today.

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'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 4:25 a.m.

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

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Run The Jewels Announces New Album, Shares 'Talk To Me'

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 8:02 a.m.

The hip-hop duo announces RTJ3 with a single from Adult Swim.