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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Godfather' and the limits of on-screen representation

From our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, a deep dive on The Godfather – and why the classic film was not universally loved by the Italian-American community that it portrayed. This episode is part one of the new three-part podcast series Screening Ourselves, which is all about the complicated relationships between on-screen characters and the people they aim to represent.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Godfather' and the limits of on-screen representation

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'The Long COVID Survival Guide' to finding care and community

According to the CDC, out of all the American adults who have had COVID — and that's a lot of us — one in five went on to develop long COVID symptoms. While so many are struggling with this new disease, it can be hard for people to know how to take care of themselves.

'The Long COVID Survival Guide' to finding care and community

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Lionel Messi's last World Cup? Plus, a 'Diasporican' Thanksgiving

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Skincare culture runs deep — and celebrities are cashing in

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Sophistication and sexuality at 70 with Christine Baranski

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The Grim Reaper of retail: Spirit Halloween

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'Los Espookys' co-creator Julio Torres hates main character energy

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Taylor Swift is peak millennial vibes

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