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Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: <em>The Last of Us, The Looney Tunes Show</em> and <em>Ice Merchants.</em>

The new comedy series <em>Shrinking </em>shares some DNA with <em>Ted Lasso</em>. But it's a smaller-scale piece with one of the strongest across-the-board casts that's been assembled in recent memory.

The pop group, composed of brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas, formed in 2005. Their next album, titled <em>The Album</em>, will be released May 5.

Not well-known in many parts of the United States, candlepin bowling is mostly found in New England and nearby parts of Canada. The aging alleys are held together with "duct tape and bubble gum."

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Gabrielle Zevin's <em>Tomorrow</em>, <em>and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris</em>, and more.

A program from the makers of Sesame Street is helping kids deal with traumatic incidents.

The composer has been lauded for decades over his deeply affective music; director Alejandro González Iñárritu, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and more join us to explain why.

Kimmel says he thought he was going to stop; then he didn't.

In Hulu's sardonically silly comedy, everyone in the human race acquires different powers except for one young woman. And she's not happy about it.

Brendon Urie, the band's frontman and last remaining original member, made the announcement on Instagram. He said with he and his wife expecting their first child, he wants to focus on his family.

War movies are big, first-time acting nominees had a great morning, and inclusion at the Oscars is still an uphill battle. All this, plus the big showing for the unconventional nominations leader.

The Grant Avenue Follies are steeped in tap dance and the songs of the 1950s and '60s. But they are no strangers to hip-hop, as the track "That Lunar Cheer" shows.

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Psychologist and author Dacher Keltner shares the science and mysteries surrounding awe, and suggests we make finding awe part of our daily lives.

from Life Examined

Critics review the latest film releases: “Knock at the Cabin,” “80 for Brady,” “The Amazing Maurice,” and “Pamela, A Love Story.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Co-chairs of DC Studios at Warner Bros. Discovery James Gunn and Peter Safran have unveiled a new plan. Will they deliver?

from Hollywood Breakdown

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Joe Manganiello has often explored identity in his various film and television roles, yet the “Magic Mike” actor had large holes in his own family’s history and genealogy.

Actor Joe Manganiello on finding his own surprising roots

Joe Manganiello has often explored identity in his various film and television roles, yet the “Magic Mike” actor had large holes in his own family’s history and genealogy.

from The Treatment

Actor Jason Segel has a long history of playing likable guys in comedies.

Actor Jason Segel on the currency of his likable roles

Actor Jason Segel has a long history of playing likable guys in comedies.

from The Treatment

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with actor Joe Manganiello, whose dramatic episode of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” was life changing.

Joe Manganiello, Jason Segel, and Elegance Bratton’s Treat

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with actor Joe Manganiello, whose dramatic episode of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” was life changing.

from The Treatment

Director Elegance Bratton cites Diego Velázquez’s portrait of his enslaved assistant as a favorite, but also questions whether the Spanish artist was its true painter.

The Treat: ‘The Inspection’ director Elegance Bratton on Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja

Director Elegance Bratton cites Diego Velázquez’s portrait of his enslaved assistant as a favorite, but also questions whether the Spanish artist was its true painter.

from The Treatment

Chef Johnny Lee steps back from Pearl River Deli to reassess the model, despite its accolades and notorieity.

Beloved Chinatown restaurant Pearl River Deli ready to take a breather

Chef Johnny Lee steps back from Pearl River Deli to reassess the model, despite its accolades and notorieity.

from Good Food

Tanya Holland recalls her family’s migration and how settling in California influenced her own brand of soul food.

California soul food, matriarchal Indian kitchens, chickens

Tanya Holland recalls her family’s migration and how settling in California influenced her own brand of soul food.

from Good Food

Jacques Pépin has been painting chickens almost as long as he has been roasting the poultry.

Chef Jacques Pépin celebrates the humble chicken in collection of paintings and stories

Jacques Pépin has been painting chickens almost as long as he has been roasting the poultry.

from Good Food

Tanya Holland recalls her family’s migration and how settling in California influenced her own brand of soul food.

Tanya Holland marries her Southern roots with California influences

Tanya Holland recalls her family’s migration and how settling in California influenced her own brand of soul food.

from Good Food