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Why The Politics Of The 'Star Wars' Universe Makes No Sense

Seriously, do you understand how the Galactic Senate functioned?
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Encouraging TV Binge Watching May Backfire On Advertisers

Research finds that viewers who binge watch are less engaged with ads than viewers who watch TV shows periodically. We explore the psychological reasons why binge watchers are less interested in ads.
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John Powers' List Of Books, CDs And DVDs He Wishes He Had Reviewed In 2015

Every year, critic John Powers finds himself compiling a list of praiseworthy work he's read, watched or heard that he neglected to mention on the radio. This year, he's sharing his "Ghost List."
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We Asked Young Muslim Women To Weigh In On 'Quantico"s Hijabi Character

Viewers say Nimah and Raina, twin sisters on ABC's Quantico, reflect the many ways one can be a Muslim woman in America today.
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'The 100' And Other Shows That Are Worth A Second Glance

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Variety TV critic Maureen Ryan about one of her favorite under the radar TV shows of the past year, the CW's "The 100."
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What You Might Be Missing On TV

As part of Weekend Edition's series on under-the-radar TV shows, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Hitfix TV critic Alan Sepinwall about one of his favorite shows this year: "Review" from Comedy Central.
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From Bollywood To Hollywood: Shattering Stereotypes On The Silver Screen

Priyanka Chopra is the first South Asian woman to play a lead in a network TV drama. She has an advocate in a venture capitalist who has made it her business to meld South Asian and U.S. pop culture.
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Actor Jeffrey Tambor On 'Transparent': 'I Loved It From The Very Beginning'

The actor plays a 70-something transgender woman on the Amazon series Transparent. It's a role he loves. As Maura, Tambor says, "I find myself much more vulnerable and I find myself less protective."
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How 'Black-ish' Writers Use Universal Storylines To Approach Race

ABC will air the final episode of its hit comedy Black-ish Wednesday night before the season ends for holiday break. Although the show focuses on the upper-middle class Johnson family, its storylines cross race, ethnicity, gender, geography and age. And it's acquired a real following that reflects that. NPR talks with showrunner Kenya Barris and his writers about making a specific experience universal.
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From 'Scarface' To 'Sopranos': Remembering Character Actor Robert Loggia

Best known for his roles as cops and outlaws, Loggia died Friday from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. He was 85. Originally broadcast in 1987.

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