Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard award at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Small Batch: The VMAs, From Speeches To Singing To Squads

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The Giant Foam Finger: Is Winning Everything?

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MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.) and Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) form N.W.A in Straight Outta Compton. Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Straight Outta Compton' And Too Much TV

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Kacey Musgraves: Tiny Desk Concert

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Brett Favre serves as a sturdy metaphor for, well, a lot of things. Mark Konezny/NFL Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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The Giant Foam Finger: What We Talk About When We Talk About Brett Favre

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All Songs +1: Marking The Demise Of 'The Spotify Of The '80s'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Difficult People' And Amusement Parks

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Guesthouse

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Wet Hot American Summer' And Impossible Missions

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