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Brett Gray (left) as Jamal Turner, and Peggy Blow as Abuela, a lovable, pot-smoking grandma, in the first season of the Netflix teen drama On My Block. Netflix/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

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Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait Cardi B Unity. The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly. Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York hide caption

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'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

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Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Fox, a once-legendary architect who hasn't built anything in decades, in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling

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Cecil Baldwin and Ophira Eisenberg lead an Ask Me Another challenge with Antoni Porowski at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Antoni <3's Corgis

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Guest musician Julian Velard leads a music parody game on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Shine On, You Crazy Neil Diamond

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Contestants Nolan Boggess and Alex Smailes appear on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Double-O No!

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Contestants Till Manthey and Monica Thieu appear on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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To All The Bays I've Loved Before

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Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg performs on stage alongside guest musician Julian Velard and guest announcer Cecil Baldwin at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Straight from the Greek

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Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy

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