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Bullseye

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Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. Bullseye brings you hot culture picks and in-depth interviews with some of the most revered and revolutionary creative people from the world of entertainment and the arts.

Bullseye and its host Jesse Thorn have been featured in TimeThe New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." Past guests have ranged from writer-director Judd Apatow to soul singer Mavis Staples to comedian Zach Galifianakis to rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep to Emmy-winning Colbert Report head writer Allison Silverman. Contributors to the show include Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, Thurber Prize-winning writer Simon Rich and the editorial staff of the Onion's AV Club.

Bullseye was formerly known as The Sound of Young America.


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Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.
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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.