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Before 'Love, Simon': Coming Out And Coming-Of-Age At The Movies

Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it's like to come out in high school. Here's some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.


Sunday Puzzle: Decipher These Phrases

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Dawn Ladd of New Port Richey, Fla.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'

Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Talk Shows With Guy Branum

We've wanted to spend some time talking about talk shows — not just hosts, but guests, too — for a while now. We got the perfect opportunity when Guy Branum came to town.

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Not My Job: Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Gets Quizzed On Skee-Ball

Diggins won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, so she clearly knows how to ski. But does she know how to skee-ball? She answers three questions about the classic arcade game.

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'American Idol' Reboot Has 3 Potential Problems, But The Pitch Ain't One

American Idol was a powerful brand before Fox canceled it in 2016. It'll be tough for this new version to reignite interest, but it has one thing going for it: a huge heart.


Sunday Puzzle: Just Drop It

NPR's Renee Montagne and Weekend Edition's puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with Aaron Morris of Ventura, Calif.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Economist Austan Goolsbee On Home Economics

The former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama returns to the program for three questions about a different kind of economy.

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'Jessica Jones' Season 2 Is Full Of (Politically Inspired) Rage

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg says, for season two, she and the show's writers channeled their anger over the 2016 election. "We walked in really pissed off," she says.

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New Book Dives Into How 'The Bachelor' Wooed The Nation

Amy Kaufman interviewed dozens of producers for her book Bachelor Nation. "They know your weak spots," she says. "That's really how they start to craft your narrative and turn you into a character."