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Home Video Review: Universal’s ‘Classic Monsters’ Collection

Time now for a home viewing recommendation from film critic Bob Mondello. This week, Bob’s getting ahead of the Halloween […]

‘Friendkeeping’: The Close Relationships We Could, But Can’t Easily, Let Go

At Monkey See this week, we’ve been talking about friendship and pop culture. We close with this discussion with Julie […]

Excuse Me, Is That Bacon In Your Cocktail?

The practice of imparting the flavor of something heavy into a lighter liquid is centuries old. Ancient Indian healers did […]

Baratunde Thurston Explains ‘How To Be Black’

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 1, 2012. How to Be Black will be released in paperback on Oct. […]

Does The Hallmark Channel Have Basic Cable’s Most Efficiently Defined Brand?

You know Hallmark cards, of course. “When you care enough to send the very best.” They made themselves The Company […]

Entirely Real Photos: What’s It Like At A Rockettes Rehearsal?

I have no particular wisdom about this photo; I just think it’s interesting to see that the Rockettes are never […]

‘The Sessions’: Sex, Comedy And Something More

In 1983, Berkeley poet and journalist Mark O’Brien wrote an article about sexual surrogates — women and men trained to […]

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Nature Of Suspense And Our Love Of Cover Songs

This week, we’re visited by the marvelous Barrie Hardymon for a show about the nature of suspense — brought on […]

Morning Shots: ‘Girls,’ Jerks, ‘Sugar Dome,’ And Messing With Classics

I continue to be utterly fascinated by Ta-Nehisi Coates and his quest to learn French. “I now understand why two-year-olds […]

Legs Lost, But Still Climbing High

A lot of people would like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. At a little over 19,000 feet above sea level, it […]

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