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"I was a fearful kid, and my parents didn't quite know what to do with that," Steven Spielberg says. He's pictured above in New York City in March 2017. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Steven Spielberg was a fearful kid who found solace in storytelling

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Hand-carved pumpkins are displayed at Van Cortlandt Manor on Oct. 8, 2022, in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Venture into the 'Fresh Air' crypt for a Halloween horror fest

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Danielle Deadwyler stars as Emmett Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, in Till. Lynsey Weatherspoon/Orion Pictures hide caption

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Filmmaker says Emmett Till's mother deserves her rightful place in history

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Fresh Air's Halloween special, with horror masters Stephen King and Jordan Peele

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Injured black kites at Wildlife Rescue, a clinic run by brothers Nadeem Shehzad and Muhammad Saud in Delhi. Over the past 12 years, they've treated nearly 26,000 of the raptors. The brothers are featured in a new prize-winning documentary, All That Breathes, opening in the U.S. this month and coming to HBO in 2023. Javed Dar/Xinhua via Getty Images hide caption

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Adrien Brody as The Playwright & Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. 2022 © Netflix hide caption

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'Blonde' director says the unhappiness of Marilyn Monroe should come as no surprise

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A girl sits in front of a bakery in the crowd with Afghan women waiting to receive bread in Kabul on Jan. 31, 2022. Ali Khara/Reuters hide caption

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Undercover journalist in Afghanistan finds Taliban are abducting, imprisoning women

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A makeshift memorial sits beneath a mural of late Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen in Fort Worth, Texas in July 2020. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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#IAmVanessaGuillen documentary explores the culture of toxicity at Fort Hood

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Denzel Washington: The Fresh Air interview

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Even for 'Marcel the Shell,' change is the only constant

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Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson star in the film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. Nick Wall/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Emma Thompson on her new film — and the idea the female orgasm has to be performative

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Jeremiah Zagar speaks onstage during Netflix's Hustle Philadelphia special screening on June 7 in Philadelphia. Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Netflix hide caption

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'Hustle' is Jeremiah Zagar's love letter to basketball fans in Philadelphia

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Julie Andrews says she's not the squeaky clean lady you might expect

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Conrad Ricamora and Joel Kim Booster in the film Fire Island. Jeong Park/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Joel Kim Booster on making a queer, Asian American 'Pride and Prejudice'

The first time Joel Kim Booster vacationed on New York's Fire Island with his friend, comedian Bowen Yang, he brought with him Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a beach read. Over the years, he'd often joke with friends about making a gay version of the novel. Today Booster is the writer and star of Hulu's Fire Island, a queer, Asian romcom based on Austen's classic, set in the titular gay vacation spot. Booster talks with guest host Elise Hu about how the film honors his queer friendships, subverts hetero romcom norms, and tells a personal story that feels universal.

Joel Kim Booster on making a queer, Asian American 'Pride and Prejudice'

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Remembering 'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta

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Alexander Skarsgård is on a quest to avenge his father's murder in The Northman. Focus Features hide caption

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Alexander Skarsgård lost his voice — and found catharsis — as a Viking berserker

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Filmmaker and author John Waters at his home in Baltimore. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark film, Pink Flamingos, and he's releasing his first novel, Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance. Jared Soares for NPR hide caption

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A lot of material from this John Waters interview couldn't be published

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Michelle Yeoh plays a Chinese American immigrant who explores the paths not taken in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Michelle Yeoh wants to change the way we think of superheroes

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Rupert Murdoch speaks in San Francisco in 2011. Murdoch's media empire has included News Corp, Fox News, Fox Sports, 21st Century Fox, HarperCollins, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In the Murdoch family succession battle, Fox News and democracy hang in the balance

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Michelle Yeoh stars as a woman who suddenly develops the power to leap between parallel universes in the action-adventure-fantasy Everything Everywhere All at Once. A24 hide caption

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