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The cast of Los Espookys in a scene from the second season. Pablo Arellano Spataro/HBO hide caption

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Ramy Youssef plays a millennial son of an immigrant Muslim family in New Jersey in Ramy. Jon Pack/ Hulu hide caption

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'Ramy' wades into murky waters in Season 3, but the comedy is clear as ever

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McKinsey & Company management consulting firm operates in more than 60 countries. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How McKinsey cashed in by consulting for both companies and their regulators

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Bros is the first gay romantic comedy with a mostly LGBTQ cast to be given a wide release by a major studio. It played well in big cities, but had disappointing overall numbers in its first weekend. Above, Luke Macfarlane (left) and Billy Eichner. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Kim Kardashian, who is charged with violating federal securities laws, has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the S.E.C. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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SEC charges Kim Kardashian for unlawfully touting crypto on her Instagram account

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Sacheen Littlefeather on stage at AMPAS Presents An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 17, 2022 in Los Angeles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson in a scene from The Patient. Suzanne Tenner/ HULU hide caption

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Musical guest Kendrick Lamar, host Miles Teller, and Bowen Yang recording a promo for Saturday Night Live's 48th season opening episode. NBC/Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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'Saturday Night Live' returns and shows that a lot of rebuilding is underway

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A security guard and an unidentified man look at an area where several people were killed as they were caught in a surging crowd entering Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum for a concert by The Who on Dec. 3, 1979. Brian Horton/AP hide caption

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Composers (clockwise from upper left): Antonio Sanchez, Germaine Franco, Camilo Lara, Lalo Schifrin, Maria Grever, Gustavo Santaolalla and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Without these Latino composers, Hollywood wouldn't sound the same

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Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads as they take part in the World Record Ice Bucket Challenge at Etihad Stadium on Aug. 22, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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'Wait Wait' for Oct. 1, 2022: With Not My Job guest Julio Torres

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Jacques Pépin, pictured in his home in Connecticut in August, has a new book called Art of the Chicken. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

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Playwright Tom Stoppard was in his 50s when he learned of his Jewish heritage. Almost 20 years after that discovery, he engages with with his family history and identity in the play Leopoldstadt. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Tom Stoppard brings his Jewish identity to the stage – decades after he learned of it

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Ned Fulmer of The Try Guys — who was very much known as a "Wife Guy" — has publicly admitted to cheating on his wife with an employee of the show. The incident reminded NPR's Linda Holmes of the ways in which YouTube contains elements of early-2000s blog culture and journaling. Fulmer is shown above on May 5, 2019 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards hide caption

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