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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in Damien Chazelle's new film La La Land, a musical meditation on growing up and reconciling your showbiz dreams with reality. Dale Robinette hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Showbiz Dreams Collide With Reality In 'La La Land'

Damien Chazelle's latest film is a modern take on classic 1930s musicals. It's the story of a musician and a frustrated actress, learning to reconcile their dreams with the reality of Hollywood life.

Childish Gambino's new album, "Awaken, My Love!", is out now. Ibra Ake/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Childish Gambino's New Album Is A Funky Left Turn

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Childish Gambino's New Album Is A Funky Left Turn

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South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye attends an emergency Cabinet meeting on Friday in Seoul. Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea Impeaches President, But Political Drama Isn't Finished

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Flowers, letters, and handmade signs were left as a memorial to victims of the fire at the artists' collective known as "Ghost Ship." Maya Cueva/Youth Radio hide caption

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Remembering 4 Electronic Musicians Lost In The Oakland Warehouse Fire

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The M-PESA agent who works in this shop is part of a vast network of small-time vendors. Screengrab by NPR/YouTube hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

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Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in Damien Chazelle's new film La La Land, a musical meditation on growing up and reconciling your showbiz dreams with reality. Dale Robinette hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Showbiz Dreams Collide With Reality In 'La La Land'

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Showbiz Dreams Collide With Reality In 'La La Land'

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