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Credited by a generation of book nerds for shaping their identities on <em>Reading Rainbow</em>, LeVar Burton guest-hosts <em>Jeopardy!</em> this week after a campaign hyped by his large and enthusiastic fandom.

The #FreeBritney movement has spent years trying to draw attention to Britney Spears' fight against her conservatorship. Now, it's beginning to have a serious impact on guardianship law.

Mason, known for his quick-witted observational humor, used stories from his orthodox Jewish background, a thick Yiddish accent and wild gestures to keep his audiences entertained for decades.

Producer Kevin Smith reboots the '80s cartoon/action-figure-commercial by adding more mythology ... and thinning out the cast.

Each week, the guests and hosts on<em> Pop Culture Happy Hour </em>share what's bringing them joy. Today it's the <em>Fear Street </em>trilogy<em>, </em>Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and Viet Thanh Nguyen's book,<strong> </strong><em>The Committed.</em>

No costumed crowds are thronging the streets of San Diego this weekend: For the second year in a row, Comic-Con is online only. But organizers are hoping for a small in-person show in November.

A league of unfortunate writers had their books come out in the height of the coronavirus crisis — there are even several online support groups for authors who published mid-pandemic.

In the season 2 premiere, Ted Lasso struggles to help a star player, Rebecca double dates with Keeley and Roy, and Jamie Tartt is a man on an island.

Nintendo has released a newly remastered version of the classic Zelda game <em>Skyward Sword</em> — and while it's still a beautiful game, not all of the original's flaws have been addressed.

<em>Ted Lasso</em> — the Apple TV+ series starring Jason Sudeikis as a clueless American coach taking over a British soccer team — avoids a sophomore slump with grace, heart and a lot of laughs.

Leyna Bloom, the 27-year-old model and actress who graces the cover, has broken many barriers since she came out in 2014. Her selection "heals a lot of pain in the world," she tweeted.

There are lots of ways to watch the 2020 Olympic Games, from streaming to mobile app to good old-fashioned broadcast television. Here's how and where to catch your favorite events.

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Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September.

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Los Angeles County's new mask mandate is receiving pushback from individuals, businesses, and cities.

Masks should be mainstream, LA’s flip-flopping policies erode public trust, says psychologist

Los Angeles County's new mask mandate is receiving pushback from individuals, businesses, and cities.

from KCRW Features

Government insurance is provided to people for medically necessary care. But, when care is not necessary should it still be provided as a benefit?

Do people have an ethical right to have cosmetic surgery?

Government insurance is provided to people for medically necessary care. But, when care is not necessary should it still be provided as a benefit?

from Second Opinion

Brian Earp, researcher and co-author of “Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships,” talks about the range of positive effects that MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, have on…

From club drug to love potion, how MDMA might help build a successful relationship

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Could romance be medically prescribed?

MDMA might be able to improve your already loving relationship, suggests Yale ethicist

Could romance be medically prescribed?

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In the 1980s, psychologist John Gottman became a leading research authority in couples therapy. Gottman’s approach was somewhat controversial at the time.

Friendship is key to a successful romantic relationship, says Gottman Institute counselor

In the 1980s, psychologist John Gottman became a leading research authority in couples therapy. Gottman’s approach was somewhat controversial at the time.

from Life Examined

Vacationers in a tropical resort age mysteriously in "Old," an inexplicably silly horror/slasher/sci-fi feature by M. Night Shyamalan.

Quick, Someone Call a Geriatrician!

Vacationers in a tropical resort age mysteriously in "Old," an inexplicably silly horror/slasher/sci-fi feature by M. Night Shyamalan.

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Through fierce reporting and captivating prose, journalist Mark Arax paints a vivid and complex portrait of California and its water.

Overdeveloped land, subsidence, large populations: California’s water crisis

Through fierce reporting and captivating prose, journalist Mark Arax paints a vivid and complex portrait of California and its water.

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