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Fresh Air Weekend: Weighing In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe discusses the so-called "gay voice" and reveals his own attempt (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay." Originally broadcast July 7, 2015.
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A Big-Hearted, 'Tangerine' Vision Of L.A.'s Crime-Riddled Streets

Reviewer Justin Chang says a new film about transgender sex workers on Christmas Eve is a "warts-and-all immersion in one of L.A.'s seamier subcultures — and a terrific girlfriend movie to boot."
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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.
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Be Your Own Self: The Lessons Of 'Do I Sound Gay?' And 'Tangerine'

Do I Sound Gay? follows a documentarian as he delves into his voice and the stereotypes associated with it, while Tangerine delivers a cinematic portrait of transgender sex workers in Los Angeles.
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Comic-Con Goers Brave Long Lines At Annual Pop Culture Convention

Many of the thousands of people passing through Comic-Con hope to get something exclusive, such as a book, toy, an autograph or encounter with a star, or a sneak peek of an unreleased movie. And in order to get these things, first they have to stand in line.
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Remembering Omar Sharif, A Star In Two Skies

Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83. He became a global star in the 1960s with films like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago — but his career started in Cairo.
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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away businesses.
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'Minions' Get A Movie Of Their Own

If you saw either of the very popular Despicable Me movies, you know who the yellow, capsule-shaped Minions creatures are. They've moved from sidekicks to stars in the cleverly titled movie Minions.
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Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For California Ranch

TV star Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water amid California's drought from a neighboring water district. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Hamilton has been reporting on the the mystery of Magnum PI's water supply.
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'Tangerine', A Teeny-Budget Comedy That Packs An Emotional Wallop

Sean Baker's bleak, boisterous farce follows two transgender sex workers on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. David Edelstein says Tangerine is "brilliantly shaped, edited, scored and performed."

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