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Our critics review “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the “Fast” franchise, which now includes Charlize Theron; “The Lost City of Z,” an old-fashioned epic about an…

How is the "Fast and Furious" franchise holding up?

Our critics review “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the “Fast” franchise, which now includes Charlize Theron; “The Lost City of Z,” an old-fashioned epic about an…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend.

Will moviegoers go see 'Birth of a Nation'?

“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two fairytale movies premiere this weekend. But if you’re looking for something more gritty, how about a back-woods horror flick starring Patrick Stewart?

Have a Happily-Ever-After Weekend at the Movies

Two fairytale movies premiere this weekend. But if you’re looking for something more gritty, how about a back-woods horror flick starring Patrick Stewart?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The FDA sent a letter this week to Juul, saying it illegally marketed its products as safer than traditional cigarettes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mattel released its latest collector’s item on Thursday: a Dia de los Muertos themed Barbie .

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With the rise of apps like Postmates, Caviar and UberEats, food delivery is eating up more of restaurants’ bottom lines.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa is our special guest!

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

The fur industry in California is worth $300 million, and fur is an important part of some people's family history. But some say the industry is cruel.

from Greater LA

Lots of people lie to federal investigators. Very few are indicted for it.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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