Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards addresses the media alongside his daughter Cate Edwards and his parents Wallace and Bobbie Edwards yesterday after the conclusion of his trial on campaign finance charges.
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June 1, 2012 Yesterday, John Edwards became the latest political figure to talk about taking full responsibility for his actions without explaining much about what that might entail.
June 1, 2012 This week, we talk about reinvented characters and I administer a brutal summer television quiz.
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May 31, 2012 Play host of NPR's Ask Me Another and quiz your friends with games played on the show. We'll provide the questions and answers; you provide the trivia party. Note: Try this at your next dinner party as an aperitif.
Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg stirs up the audience during a live taping at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
May 31, 2012 Our puzzle gurus imagine a world where horror film characters use dating sites. Plus, Meghan McCain tells us what makes America sexy, and shows us that the good life is but a tweet away.
May 31, 2012 NPR Books Embraces YA/"PG-13" as theme for Summer Books 2012. We asked Tell Me More's Michel Martin to share her coming-of-age novel.
May 31, 2012 Fifty years ago this month, comic book artists Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the Incredible Hulk to the world. The Hulk is the volatile alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, a physicist who's inadvertently exposed to radiation. As a result, whenever Dr. Banner gets angry or upset, he transforms into a giant, raging monster, capable of stunning feats of strength.
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May 30, 2012 Bilingual TV shows and networks have just begun popping up in the past few years. For some, it's important to serve the bilingual audience. For others, it seems unnecessary because bilingual people can already enjoy both Spanish and English-language shows.
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May 30, 2012 This summer, there are a striking number of reality shows blatantly ripping off existing shows. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein explains why everything old is old again on TV this summer. It has to do with the success of The Voice, NBC's first big hit in ages, which was a rip-off singing competition. It gave other networks the idea that more ratings could be scraped up by rehashing old ideas just one more time.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walks past Donald Trump's airplane as he arrives in Las Vegas on Tuesday, where he met with Trump for a fundraiser.
May 30, 2012 What Mitt Romney is looking for in Donald Trump is something he can't get from other billionaires. It is populist appeal. Trump has star power the way Sarah Palin had star power, except you won't catch him retreating to Alaska and renouncing it.
May 28, 2012 Kanye West has made a name for himself with his music, his award-show antics, and recently his tweets. Including: "Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on" and "Sometimes I get emotional over fonts." Embroidery entrepreneur Amy Sheridan has decided that Twitter doesn't give these pearls of wisdom their due. For $45, she'll hand-stitch the Kanye tweet of your choice in a simple frame. Just picture, "Working on being a doper person" above the mantel.
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An unidentified heckler lets loose as President Obama begins a speech at the Martin Luther King memorial dedication in Washington, D.C., in October 2011.
May 27, 2012 President Obama endures it. So does Mitt Romney. Comics make a living off it. And even a PGA golfer heard a chorus of taunts at a recent tournament. So what is it that makes heckling such a cultural institution?
Tablo, also known as Dan Lee, really did earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford — in less than four years.
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May 27, 2012 Two degrees from Stanford aren't your usual recipe for hip-hop credibility, but Korean rapper Tablo found success at the top of the charts. That was, until a single rumor set websites ablaze with pop-culture paranoia and conspiracy.
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Jake Foushee's "movie trailer" voice went viral when he was 14. Now he may be headed for the big screen.
May 26, 2012 Jake Foushee was 14 when he posted a YouTube video showing off his "movie trailer voice" for friends. When the video went viral, Jake found himself on national television. The next stop might be the big screen itself.
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Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
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May 25, 2012 The director of Friday Night Lights, Hancock and the new film Battleship says the movie that "just hit me like a freight train" is Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher.
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George Maharis (left) played Buz Murdock alongside Martin Milner as Tod Stiles in Route 66, two men driving across America in search of home.
May 25, 2012 Actor George Maharis talks about Route 66, the television show he starred in that's just been released in a new DVD box set.
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