Pop Culture

CBS
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
 

Disney
May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

HBO
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother’s house.
 

AMC
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she’s more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a “damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams.”
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · Ophira Eisenberg talks to this week’s VIP, Anna Chlumsky, who plays Chief of Staff Amy Brookheimer on HBO’s Veep.
 

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May 26, 2015 | NPR · The authors — who are black and queer — didn’t see a lot of kids like them in children’s books growing up. They wanted to help change that.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’ve never accused myself of being manly,” Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
 

Associated Press
May 24, 2015 | NPR · Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.
 

Sam Diephuis
May 23, 2015 | NPR · Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he’ll add his energy and flavor, but “the videos are truly the stars of this show.”
 

AMC
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Mad Men just ended after seven seasons; David Letterman is done with late-night TV after 33. The gang discusses both farewells, both legacies, and What’s Making Us Happy this week.
 

 

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News

AP
May 30, 2015 | NPR · In April, Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced to life in prison for his ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He had been on a more than year-long hunger strike.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.
 

AP
May 30, 2015 | NPR · Health officials in South Korea are coming under fire after cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, swelled from one to 13 inside of two weeks.
 

Arts & Life

May 30, 2015 | NPR · Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.
 

May 30, 2015 | NPR · Dutch art detective Arthur Brand helped recover the pieces — including two bronze horses that used to stand outside the Reich Chancellery and which were thought to have been destroyed in the war.
 

Courtesy of Will Hodgkinson
May 30, 2015 | NPR · When Will Hodgkinson was a kid, his father, a journalist, was hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Over the long recovery period, he rethought his life — and decided to join the Brahma Kumaris.
 

Music

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · Everything changes — except theme-park playlists, where REO Speedwagon, Journey and Supertramp have never gone out of style. Why is that, exactly?
 

Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
May 30, 2015 | NPR · As men went off to combat in World War II, a group of Southern college women took to the bandstand. Meet the Darlinettes — hear their music and stories from their leader and their drummer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 30, 2015 | NPR · The drummer is an NEA Jazz Master who’s played with everybody, including Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. But for his new live album, DeJohnette called in some hometown pals.
 

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