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Lupita Nyong'o stars in Us, Jordan Peele's latest film. Claudette Barius/Universal hide caption

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'Us'

Us is Jordan Peele's follow up to his 2017 film Get Out. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o as a mother whose whole family is confronted by their own doppelgängers.

'Us'

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Music Discoveries From SXSW 2019

The South by Southwest music festival brings together artists from around the world to perform in big venues and small ones, on sidewalks and sprawling stages. Every year, we bring back some musical discoveries that just might be your next favorites.

Music Discoveries From SXSW 2019

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Anna (Anna Konkle) and Maya (Maya Erskine) are 7th grade best friends in Hulu's critically-acclaimed comedy PEN15. Alex Lombardi/Hulu hide caption

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Cringing Through Hulu's 'PEN15' In A Good Way

The much-praised Hulu series PEN15 is about two middle-school girls who feel like they might never figure out how to grow into adults. The show was created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibelman. And the hook is that Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as kids, awkwardly surrounded by actual tween actors.

Cringing Through Hulu's 'PEN15' In A Good Way

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The Other Two

Comedy Central's very funny new show The Other Two is about the older siblings of a newly minted YouTube star. His fame makes them feel overshadowed in some of the ways you might expect. But it's also a chance for them to look out for him, and to learn a lot about the broad outlines of fleeting fame.

The Other Two

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The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview

NPR Music is heading to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. It's a huge feast of musical discovery that brings together bands and fans from around the world. All Songs Considered convened a panel to preview some of the new discoveries we're most excited to see and hear.

The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first movie to give a woman the lead role. Brie Larson stars as a badass space-warrior fighting in an intergalactic war between two alien races. Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury, albeit digitally de-aged, because Captain Marvel is set in the '90s.

Captain Marvel

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Luke Perry, photographed here in 1994, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke. Fox Broadcasting/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Luke Perry

If you came of age in the 1990s, you might know Luke Perry as the rebellious teenage fantasy boyfriend Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. But you also might know him from the original movie version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Or as Archie's dad on Riverdale. Perry was only 52 when he died on Monday. We take a moment to celebrate Perry's contributions to pop culture.

Remembering Luke Perry

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Russian Doll: Let Us Loop You In

Today we're diving into the complicated and tangled world of Netflix's Russian Doll, a series anchored by a dynamic performance from Natasha Lyonne. She co-created the series with Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler.

Russian Doll: Let Us Loop You In

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2019 Oscars Recap: The Highs And Lows

Green Book is your best picture, and Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma took a bunch of the top prizes, too. And it all got done in a ceremony without a host. We're breaking it all down: the winners, the speeches, the songs, why we're mad, and why we're glad.

2019 Oscars Recap: The Highs And Lows

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Oscars Preview: We Talk Who Will, Who Should And Who Won't Win

Where will you find rock bands going up against jazz pianists, superheroes, and scheming women in beautiful dresses? At this year's Oscars. We're going to talk actors, directors, and much more. We'll also make some predictions, so we might help you win your Oscars pool.

Oscars Preview: We Talk Who Will, Who Should And Who Won't Win

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