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Hop Along's Frances Quinlan Announces First Album Under Own Name, Shares 'Rare Thing'

Likewise comes out Jan. 31. Its first single brings empathy and courage to a nightmarish dream.

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'Watchmen' Creator Damon Lindelof: Not Talking About Race Felt 'Irresponsible'

The original 1986 Watchmen comic was built on a fear of nuclear holocaust; Lindelof's new HBO adaptation takes racism as its central evil, opening with a reconstruction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.


Sunday Puzzle: Hotel Room Essentials

Listener Victor Urrea plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: What Can’t This Gourd Do?

The 2019 West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta attracted thousands from around the nation as the massive vegetables were transformed into boats and raced around Tualatin Lake.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Opera Star Renée Fleming On 'Baby Shark'

How much do (do do do do do) you think the soprano knows about the hit children's song Baby Shark? We'll find out.

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'Modern Love' Is An Uneven Tour Of New York Romance

Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.

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Who Watches This 'Watchmen?' I Will, And You Should

Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.


Sunday Puzzle: Fill In The Blank

Listener Denise Kale of Santa Barbara, Calif., plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Kale was the winner out of 2,258 correct responses.

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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Term In College Admissions Scandal

Huffman must also pay a $30,000 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

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Fortnite Unveils New Chapter After Two-Day 'Black Hole' Shutdown

More than 5.5 million people watched the dramatic end of Fortnite's first chapter on Sunday. On Tuesday morning, the game relaunched as Fortnite Chapter 2.