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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.
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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.
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A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.
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After 7 Seasons, CBS Says Goodbye To 'The Good Wife'

CBS's drama, The Good Wife, with its pioneering depiction of a working professional mom in a troubled marriage has remained popular with critics and viewers alike. The last new episode airs on Sunday.
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Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
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Video By 2 Female Sports Reporters Calls Attention To Hateful Online Posts

ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain comments on her viral video #MoreThanMean, in which male sports fans read hateful social media comments made to her and sports reporter Julie DiCaro, to their faces.
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'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

New research into the lives of past Biggest Loser contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.
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W. Kamau Bell Meets The KKK In 'United Shades Of America'

Comedian W. Kamau Bell says his new CNN show, United Shades of America, follows "a black guy where he shouldn't go or where you don't expect him to go."
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'Good Wife' Creators Say They Wanted To End The Show 'While It Was Still Good'

"There was seven seasons-worth of story to tell in the education of Alicia Florrick, and we've come to the end of that story," says co-creator Michelle King. The Good Wife series finale airs May 8.
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'Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon': Amanda Peet Explores Aging In Hollywood

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with actress Amanda Peet about her Lenny Letter essay, "Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon," and how to navigate aging in the image-obsessed entertainment industry.

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