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Movies

'100 Cult Films': Some You'd Expect, But 'Star Wars'?

Film studies professors Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik talk about what makes a cult film — and their definitions may surprise many listeners.

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Diablo Cody Explores The Ugly Side Of Pretty In 'Young Adult'

Writer Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for Juno, is back with Young Adult, a dark comedy about a woman who can't let go of her high school self.

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Cloud and Light, by Tshio Hosokawa, was written for the ancient Japanes instrument called the sho. ECM hide caption

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Clouds, Concertos And A Trip To Fiji: New Classical Albums

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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