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Highly Specific Superlatives: The Best Bits Of Stand-Up Comedy In 2019

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NPR's Book Concierge offers 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and critics — including Elizabeth Blair. Click here to find your next great read. NPR hide caption

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Year-End Book Picks: 'I Like To Watch' By TV Critic Emily Nussbaum

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In childhood, "telling stories was crucial to my existence and indeed to my survival," writer and cultural critic Clive James said. He died Sunday at age 80. David Levenson/Getty Images hide caption

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Clive James, Writer, TV Host And Cultural Critic, Dies At 80

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Jennifer Lee was named chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios following the departure of John Lasseter from the company. She is also the screenwriter and co-director of Frozen II. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Disney Animation Chief Jennifer Lee Is The Queen Behind Elsa And Anna

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Dave Chappelle accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. PBS will air a television special of the ceremony in January. Tracey Salazar/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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'The Best Part Of The First Amendment': Dave Chappelle Accepts Mark Twain Prize

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The War Behind 'The Current War'

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Vietnam Bans Animated 'Abominable' Over Controversial Map Of South China Sea

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News Brief: Ukraine Investigation, Iraq Protests, James Franco Sued

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James Franco, shown here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018, has been served with a lawsuit alleging sexual exploitation and fraud. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner hide caption

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James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

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Bob Iger, CEO and chairman of The Walt Disney Co., and Mickey Mouse rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in November 2017. Iger's new book is an account of what he has learned running Disney. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Has Lessons On Fostering Creativity — And Acquiring It

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Gina Yashere is a co-creator of the new CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola. She speaks above at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival hide caption

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There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

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Lead Singer Of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, Dies In New York

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Ric Ocasek of The Cars, performing at the group's induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek died Sunday. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

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