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Netflix Brings David Letterman Back To The Interview Chair — With A Few Twists

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:59

The former late night host returns to what he does best — interesting, unpredictable talk — in his new series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

(Image credit: Joe Pugliese/Netflix)

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Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:59

Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he was "basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club" during the early stages of his career. Originally broadcast March 21, 2017.

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Movie Sandwiches

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

In this final round, we took movies with three-word titles and removed the middle word. Contestants tell us what the missing word is.

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Stuck Singing "The Middle" With You

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

This one goes out to all you Jimmy Eat World superfans! We've rewritten their song "The Middle" to be about other things that are in the middle.

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Appiness Is A Warm Pun

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

We redesigned popular smartphone applications to do exactly what their names suggest. Contestants guess the app based on its revised, more literal description.

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Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. Plus, he's gotta guess 'em all in a Pokémon challenge!

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Whistle While You Work

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

In this audio quiz, contestants hear clips from popular songs that feature whistling and ring in with the name of the song or artist.

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For Your Amusement...Park

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

Is the Screamin' Gator Zip Line a real or fake amusement park attraction? We describe a park or attraction, and our contestants guess if it's real, or one we made up.

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Mystery Guest

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14

Amy Webb has an interesting job that incorporates data and advice. Can you guess what it is before Ophira and Jonathan?

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Tim Kruger: How Do We Slow Climate Change Before It's Too Late?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:27

To tackle climate change, geoengineer Tim Kruger is developing technology that could remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. But he says it takes unprecedented cooperation to make it work.

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'The Chi' Falls Short Of Giving The South Side Its Own 'Wire'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:01

Critic Eric Deggans has been waiting for a show that makes pop culture poetry out of Chicago's mostly black South Side neighborhoods — but The Chi doesn't quite hit the mark.

(Image credit: Parrish Lewis/Showtime)

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'The Commuter': Punching On The Metro-North Express

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:08

Vera Farmiga choo-choo-chooses Liam Neeson for a deadly assignment in this everyone's-a-suspect thriller set on a commuter train.

(Image credit: Jay Maidment/Lionsgate)

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'Django': Life — And Music — During Wartime

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:00

In German-occupied France, guitarist Django Reinhardt (Reda Kateb) awakens to the horrors inflicted upon his people in this musically accomplished but "oversimplified, underfed and overburdened" film.

(Image credit: Under the Milky Way)

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In The French Film 'Lover For A Day,' A Mai-Décembre Romance

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:00

Prolific French director Philippe Garrel's latest film once again tells an intimate tale of intersecting Parisian love lives in his signature, timeless manner.

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In This 'Freak Show,' Conformity Is The Real Bully

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:00

Trudie Stylar's coming-of-age film about a queer kid running for Homecoming Queen at his conservative private school is bright and stylized, if a bit thin on plot and characterization.

(Image credit: IFC Films)

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'Paddington 2': A Story That Bears Repeating

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:00

In an age of cringeworthy kids'-movie sequels, Paddington 2 proves "a lovely yarn with effects that dazzle, slapstick segments that shine and accomplished British thespians who give their all."

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

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'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe Says Television 'Taught Me How To Dream'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:44

Waithe made history in 2017 as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now she's lending her voice to a new Showtime series set in the South Side of Chicago.

(Image credit: Todd MacMillan/Showtime)

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'The Afterlives' Explores What We'll Do For Another Glimpse Of The Departed

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:57

There's nothing quite like the desperation to communicate with loved ones we've lost — and it's that desire that fuels Thomas Pierce's richly imaginative debut novel The Afterlives.

(Image credit: Riverhead Books)

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YouTube Limits Relationship With Logan Paul After His Video Depicting Dead Body

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:04

More than a week after Paul removed a post showing him laughing beside an apparent suicide victim, YouTube has pulled the star from its top-tier advertising program and shelved his original projects.

(Image credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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This New York Gallery Has An Unusual Age Limit: No Artists Younger Than 60

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:56

Galleries and museums often cool to artists as they get older. Those artists keep working, but they aren't shown or bought. The Carter Burden Gallery aims to change that.

(Image credit: Carter Burden Gallery)

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