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Blame It On The Algorithm: Defining The Word That's Giving Instagrammers Fits

Instagram will start testing a new algorithm that will choose what content we see first. Tech journalist Kurt Wagner explains what an algorithm does, and why users might not be so happy about it.

'Gaycation': Ellen Page Explores LGBT Lives Globally On Travel Show

Page's new TV show on Viceland is called Gaycation. The actress and co-host Ian Daniel speak to NPR's Michel Martin about the show, in which they explore LGBT culture around the world.

'The West Wing Weekly' Podcast Promises To Break Down Every Episode

Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey on the show, and Hrishikesh Hirway plan to take a deep dive into the critically acclaimed series.

Here's A Revelation: 'The Passion' Is Seal's First Acting Gig

The singer plays Pontius Pilate in Fox's live TV musical event. He says he never thought to try acting before, but the songs — including "Mad World" by Tears for Fears — drew him to the part.

'The Simpsons' 2000 Trump Presidency Prediction: 'A Warning To America'

"The Simpsons" likes to poke fun at everything, and sometimes the show makes a few predictions. We look back at an episode from 2000 that imagines what would happen under a Donald Trump presidency.
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Shirley MacLaine: "Above The Line"

Oscar-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine talks about her long career in film, making a new movie in the Canary Islands and the power of personal insights that can be pulled from our long-forgotten memories.


A White Noise Of Negativity: Florida's Political Ads Reviewed

Eric Deggans lives near Tampa Bay, and because of his job, he watches a lot of TV. For months, he and other Floridians have been inundated with political ads, and lately they've been pretty negative.

'Love', Maybe: Netflix Explores The Cringe-Worthy Beginnings Of A Relationship

Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust play two people on the brink of becoming a couple in Love, the new comedy series co-created by Judd Apatow, Rust and Rust's wife, Lesley Arfin.

What Would It Mean To Have A 'Hapa' Bachelorette?

ABC is set to announce a new lead for The Bachelorette on Monday night. But would choosing Caila Quinn, who is Asian and white, be a sign of progress in casting diversity or something else?

Spoiler Alert: 'Reality Steve' Calls 'The Bachelor' Winner

The finale of "The Bachelor" premieres Monday night. Bachelor Ben has told two women he loves him, but who will he choose? Steve Carbone of the website knows and he spoils it for us.