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Judith Light: The Content And The Context Of A Varied Career

Judith Light has done soaps, sitcoms, theater, drama — and now, she sits down with Pop Culture Happy Hour to talk about her long career.

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In ‘Good Booty,’ Our Hot And Heavy Love Affair With Pop Music

Sex is such an inextricable part of pop music, it's easy to overlook, but NPR Music critic Ann Powers rectifies that in her new book, a portrait of America's obsession with sex as it manifests in pop.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Look At Literary Adaptations

TV and movie producers are looking to the shelves for inspiration: a number of popular shows and films this year started as books.

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40 Years After His Death, Elvis Presley Still Draws Large Crowds

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today in Memphis, Tenn. Tens of thousands of fans have gone to his Graceland home to commemorate the singer.

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3 Romances For Your August Escape

The lazy days of August call for getaway reading, so we've got three romances that'll take you from old China to the small-town South, featuring couples who learn love is closer than they think.

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An Oddball Family That Can’t Connect In ‘How To Behave In A Crowd’

Camille Bordas keeps things light in her smart, charming new novel, but there are serious underpinnings to this story about the youngest member of a family of quirky, emotionally closed overachievers.

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Rachel Martin’s High School Reunion

Rachel Martin graduated from Idaho Falls High School 25 years ago. She's checking in with some of the people she knew in high school — including Eric Hsu, who served as her senior class president.

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‘The Once And Future Liberal’ Looks At Shortfalls Of American Liberalism

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Lilla, author of the book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, which looks at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.

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Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

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‘Home Fire’ Puts A Topical Spin On Ancient Greek Tragedy

Kamila Shamsie's new book — beautifully written and paced — updates the ancient story of Antigone to tell an explosive story of two families tangled together by love, grief and religious radicalism.

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