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Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:00am

Hugh Hefner died this week at the age of 91. NPR's Scott Simon says Hefner "made history, and then tripped over it."

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Football And Donald Trump: It's A Long Story

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:00am

As President Trump opines about what NFL players and owners should do regarding politics and protest, it's worth revisiting a 2009 documentary about his history with professional football.

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'Blade Runner 2049': Even Sharper Than The Original

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:32pm

Critic Chris Klimek says this "inspired, expansive" sequel is "an astonishing achievement" that features Harrison Ford's most deeply felt performance in years.

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The Theater Development Fund In New York Takes Playing Dress-Up To Another Level

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:17pm

The largest costume rental business in New York City is not a business at all, but the non-profit organization that runs the city's discount ticket booths.

Hugh Hefner's Final Resting Place? The Plot He Bought Next To Marilyn Monroe

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:51pm

Monroe, who died in 1962, didn't get a say in whether she would want to spend the hereafter next to Hefner, who launched his magazine using nude photos of her.

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40 Years Of Athletic Support: Happy Anniversary To The Sports Bra

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:41pm

Here's a more intimate milestone in women's sports: In 1977, three women sewed two jockstraps together and the first modern sports bra was born.

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Larry David On His 'Curb' Persona: 'The Character Has Emboldened Me'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:24pm

After years playing a version of himself on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, David has a distinct comic sensibility and a very recognizable voice and persona. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Returns, And Larry David Is Back To Playing Himself

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:24pm

David's comically exaggerated TV version of himself first appeared 18 years ago. TV critic David Bianculli welcomes the character's return to HBO.

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Does Not Compute

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Our final two contestants get their heads out of the cloud to compete in this trivia game involving words associated with computing.

Mac Daddies

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

We rewrote Fleetwood Mac songs to be about things with "mac" in their names.

Slogan Erring

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

This word game will melt in your mouth, not your hands. We took famous corporate slogans and changed one letter to reflect a new demographic the brand is targeting. This Cud's for You!

Melissa Joan Hart: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Melissa Joan Hart tells us about directing a remake of a childhood favorite, 'The Watcher in the Woods.'

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This, That, Or The Other

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Is "Sticky Icky" a discontinued frozen Slurpee flavor, a Yankee Candle scent, or an obstacle from the Nickelodeon game show 'Double Dare?'

Untwisted Tongue Twisters

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

We threw a throng of common tongue twisters through a thesaurus to toss together this thrilling task. Can you guess the tongue-twisting phrase from its literal description?

Amy Seimetz: Based On The Hit Movie

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting 'The Girlfriend Experience' into a format-breaking series.

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How Yom Kippur Fasts Became All About The Feasts

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

The Jewish holiday of reflection and hope tends to bring everyone to the heaping table of traditional foods when fasting is over, But celebrating with a huge feast was not always the case.

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Two Viral Twitter Poets Are Rewriting The Book On Astrology

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov of Astro Poets want to bring astrology up to speed with shifting views of gender, sexuality and pop culture.

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Introducing ... The Inept, Inert 'Inhumans'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

Look, it's not good. The series about Marvel's moon-dwelling not-mutants gets off to a two-hour start Friday that'll leave you scowling more than Black Bolt (Anson Mount). Which is saying something.

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Stephen And Owen King On The Horror Of A World Without Women In 'Sleeping Beauties'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:02am

What if every woman on earth went to sleep and never woke up, leaving only men to run things? That's the horror at the center of Sleeping Beauties, the new novel from Stephen King and his son Owen.

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Number Six At 50: The 50th Anniversary Of 'The Prisoner'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:37am

The series, about an ex-spy chafing against his imprisonment in a sunny, seaside village, was one of the first shows to end with a finale that sharply divided viewers.

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