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The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:07pm

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.

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Bradley Cooper: 'Sniper' Controversy Distracts From Film's Message About Vets

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:44pm

As the film's depiction of the Iraq War has come under scrutiny, Cooper, who portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, says the discussion is moving away from "the fact that 22 vets commit suicide each day."

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Oprah Winfrey And 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Team Up For A Series

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:33pm

One of the most powerful people in television is teaming up with a top-notch film (and TV) director to create a new series based on the novel Queen Sugar.

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Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:53pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit a cat cafe in New York. That's like a regular cafe, but with cats — and the people who love them.

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:43am

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:32pm

Before he became Fox Mulder, Duchovny was working on his Ph.D. in literature at Yale. He was going to be a poet — or maybe a novelist — or maybe a playwright ...

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The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:09pm

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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As America Grays, A Call For Dignity In Aging And Elder Care

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.

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'Happy' Isn't So Happy, But It Packs A Punch

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:03pm

Novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza's new book is a slim collection of interlocking stories that's confusing but compelling. Reviewer Nishant Dahiya says it crackles with emotion and playfulness.

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