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Now Starring In Children's Cartoons: Authentic Indigenous Characters

An Alaska Native girl (Molly of Denali), an Andean boy (Pachamama), two half-brothers in Mesoamerica (Victor and Valentino): Three new animations feature Native people without bygone-era baggage.

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A Bushel Of New Comics Collections Dig Into The Pleasures Of Print

Despite what you may have heard, dead-tree publishing isn't dead. In fact, a host of new print magazines are bringing some wild, weird, innovative words and pictures to the alternative comics scene.

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Comic-Con 2019, Day 3: Cosplay Day! (Plus, Yes, The Marvel Panel)

At San Diego Comic-Con, fans strut their stuff in all kinds of costumes — some homemade, some elaborately professional. Even pets and little kids get in on the act.

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Comic-Con 2019, Day 2: The Infamous Coffee Cup

On the second full day of San Diego Comic-Con, highlights include the last-ever (maybe) Game of Thrones panel and the Eisner Awards, celebrating the best work in comics. (Also, some good cosplay.)


Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Alan Winson of Oakland, Calif.

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Inside 'Family Reunion,' A Sitcom With An All-Black Writers Room

Creator Meg DeLoatch conceived her new streaming series, starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, around her own family reunion in Georgia. Then Netflix encouraged her to staff up with African Americans.

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Orange Is The New Black' Author On Laundering (Clothes)

Piper Kerman served time in minimum security prison for money laundering ... but how much does she know about actual laundering? We'll find out.

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San Diego Comic-Con Is Turning 50: Here's Its Origin Story

50 years ago, a bunch of teenaged comics fans got together to plan a convention, and what started with 300 people in a hotel basement became the pop culture juggernaut known as San Diego Comic Con.

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back. Critic Bob Mondello reflects on the many films, from 1902 to today, that have made the journey.

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Fly Me To The Permanent Natural Satellite

Pretending they're on a romantic night stroll, contestants must correctly identify facts about the moon that would impress their hypothetical date.