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Composer and sound artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, photographed during a screening of Candyman on Aug. 17, 2021 in New York. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Universal Pictu hide caption

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'Candyman' Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Sings, Scares The Body Electric

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Bob Ross hosted The Joy of Painting for 31 seasons in the 1980s and '90s. He died in 1995. The painter is now the subject of a new documentary, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Netflix hide caption

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Bob Ross Documentary Filmmakers Ran Into Some Happy Little Legal Hurdles

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How Troy Kotsur of 'CODA' broke barriers as a deaf actor, on stage and on screen

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Randy Thomas, former executive vice president of Exodus International, denounces the group's actions and "conversion therapy" as a whole in the Netflix documentary Pray Away. Netflix hide caption

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Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Conversion Therapy' In A New Documentary

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At the beginning of the new movie The Green Knight, Dev Patel's Gawain is the young headstrong nephew of King Arthur. He isn't a knight yet and has a lot to prove. A24 hide caption

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Dev Patel Conquers 'The Green Knight' And Embraces Every Role As A Journey

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Questlove, here at the Grammys in January 2020, says the pandemic has changed him. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Recording Academy hide caption

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For Questlove, The Pandemic Meant Embracing Quiet — And Buying A Farm

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Sonequa Martin-Green attends the premiere of Warner Bros Space Jam: A New Legacy at Regal LA Live on July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Amy Sussman/FilmMagic via Getty Images hide caption

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Sly Stone performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, in a still from the film Summer of Soul. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Questlove Discusses His Must-See New Doc, 'Summer Of Soul'

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The new movie Zola is based on a viral Twitter thread. Taylour Paige (right) stars as Zola, and Riley Keough (left) plays Stefani, the exotic dancer who invites her on an ill-fated road trip to Florida. Courtesy A24 hide caption

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How Hollywood Translated The Epic Poetry Of The Viral 'Zola' Thread

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Riley Keough and Taylour Paige in Zola. Anna Kooris/A24 hide caption

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Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

Sam interviews Riley Keough, one of the stars of Zola— a new movie adapted from a viral 148-tweet thread story full of sex work, guns and plot twists. They talk about how Riley prepared her character's "blaccent," why she tends to play unlikeable characters, and how she became a death doula.

Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

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Megan Rapinoe and her teammates on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team filed a lawsuit in 2019 over equal pay. Sean Fine/Courtesy HBO Max hide caption

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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Struggle For Equal Pay Featured In New 'LFG' Documentary

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Using giant lollipops as paddles, Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole and Paris Themmen sail down the chocolate river. Arthur Sidey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Group Of Child Actors Helped To Make Movie History

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John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

Sam sits in the Fresh Air host chair to talk to actor John Boyega. Since finishing his star-making role in the Star Wars franchise in 2019 and after the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd last year, Boyega has been outspoken about his treatment as a Black actor in Hollywood, and in the Star Wars franchise itself. He talked to Sam about why he was ready to talk about the "elephant in the room" that is racism in Hollywood and what he's doing to change things.

Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

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Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) runs a corner bodega and dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic in In the Heights. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'In The Heights' Star Anthony Ramos Says The Movie Sees 'Good In Every Hood'

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Benny (Corey Hawkins), Sonny (Gregory Diaz IV) and Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) chat in Usnavi's Washington Heights bodega. Macall Polay/Warner Bros. hide caption

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda And Quiara Alegría Hudes Assert Dignity With 'In The Heights'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights has been adapted for the big screen, directed by Jon M. Chu. Filming on the street, they'd stop for passing emergency vehicles and their time was limited by the natural light. Warner Bros. Pictures/2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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'In The Heights' Dances From The Stage, To The Streets, To The Screen

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Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film West Side Story. Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing hide caption

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Rita Moreno On 'West Side Story' And Becoming The Role Model She Needed

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Demonstrators blocked Market Street in an attempt to shut down the annual Pride Parade in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The group was anti-police. Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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Kink, Cops And Corporations At Pride? Plus, Natalie Morales On 'Plan B'

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Patti Harrison stars in Together Together as Anna, a young single woman who agrees to be a gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s. Tiffany Roohani/Bleecker Street hide caption

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A young boy from the dance group Sangre Nueva shows off his moves in La Maya, Santiago de Cuba. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats

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Jon M. Chu: Why Does Representation On Screen Matter?

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Jim Henson, the puppeteer behind Ernie, and Frank Oz, the longtime voice of Bert, on the set of Sesame Street. Robert Fuhring/Courtesy Sesame Workshop hide caption

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