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‘The Simpsons’ production workers say they deserve a place at the table

Employees at the studio behind shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy are hoping to do unionize. If they're successful, it could be a big shift in animation.

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In the Greek film ‘Apples,’ a mysterious condition leaves people without memories

An unnamed man inexplicably loses his memory in this strange and singular film. Apples is about how we deal with grief and loneliness, especially when memory becomes more of a curse than a blessing.

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Hells Angels figurehead Sonny Barger dies at 83

Barger's death was announced on his Facebook page late Wednesday.

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8 books to enjoy at the beach this summer

From light romance and short fiction to thrillers, here's a list of books that are perfect companions as you retreat to the beach or pool to catch a break from the summer heat.

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Mo Willems’ naked mole rats owe their rock ‘n’ roll sound to this composer

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Ticking down a checklist of qualifications in ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

A 19th-century British gentleman's requirements for his bride lead to a scheme with many complications in Mr. Malcolm's List, a Bridgerton-like romance based on Suzanne Allain's 2020 novel.

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Hand-animated ‘Cuphead’ game delights in ‘The Delicious Last Course’

After a comics, novels, and a spinoff Netflix show, Cuphead returns to its roots with new game content. It's brutally difficult, brilliantly surreal, and entirely worth playing.

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Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books

From Lahore's red-light district and the streets of Mexico to a fantastical underwater land of Korean fable, here are some picks that can immerse you in worlds wholly unlike your own.

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Here are the Books We Love: 160+ great 2022 reads recommended by NPR

Books We Love is back early this year; for 2022, we're launching the first-ever summer edition, complete with 160+ recommendations from NPR staff and trusted critics.

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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The R&B star was convicted in New York last year of sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, sex trafficking and racketeering.

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