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Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) keeps her relationship with Jesse (Jack Kilmer) a secret in Hala, now streaming on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ hide caption

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A First-Generation Teen Tests The Bounds Of Family And Faith In 'Hala'

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Lual Mayen, CEO of Junub Games, says that before he taught himself how to code at a refugee camp, "I never thought video games were made by people. I thought they just fall from heaven." Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Librarian Nancy Pearl Shares 4 Fantastic Books For The End Of 2019

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'Marriage Story': For Better Or Divorce

What's the opposite of a love story? It might be the new Noah Baumbach film Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple we meet when they're just starting their divorce. For the next two hours, we watch them argue and negotiate over how to separate and how to co-parent their young son. Marriage Story also stars Laura Dern and Ray Liotta as aggressive divorce lawyers and Alan Alda as a gentler hand who tries to give less combative representation. Baumbach both wrote and directed the film, which is now streaming on Netflix. And the film recently picked up six Golden Globe nominations.

'Marriage Story': For Better Or Divorce

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A search for the word they on Merriam-Webster's website turns up definitions for the personal pronoun, which saw a massive spike in lookups this year over last. Several months ago the dictionary added a definition for its 2019 Word of the Year that classified it as a functioning nonbinary pronoun. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is known for socially conscious horror movies, such as The Host, Snowpiercer and Okja. His latest, Parasite, was just nominated for three Golden Globes. Christopher Smith/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Parasite' Director Bong Joon-ho 'Wanted To Reflect The Truth Of Current Times'

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Jamar Roberts, the first resident choreographer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is the creator of Ode. Andrew Eccles/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

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An 'Ode' To Victims Of Gun Violence — From Alvin Ailey Dancers

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In Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy leads the star-studded biopic about Rudy Ray Moore, whose iconic alter ego became a blaxploitation legend. François Duhamel/Netflix hide caption

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Adrienne Warren, center, stars in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Manuel Harlan/Courtesy of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical hide caption

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'I Done Been Through Some Things': The Tina Turner Musical Is Now On Broadway

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'Mahna Mahna' (Do Do Do Do Do, Do Do Do Do) Turns 50

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Parker Curry, 4, takes in Amy Sherald's painting of Michelle Obama in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Parker has co-authored a book with her mom called Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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In 'Parker Looks Up,' A 2-Year-Old Shares A Moment With Michelle Obama

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Kristen Bell attends the world premiere of Disney's Frozen II held at Dolby Theatre last month in Hollywood. Michael Tran/FilmMagic hide caption

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For 'Frozen II,' Kristen Bell Found Inspiration In Personal Pain

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Not My Job: Ali Wong, Comic And Author Of 'Dear Girls,' Gets Quizzed On Girl Deer

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Two editions of Maurizio Cattelan's Comedian, a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for more than $100,000. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: This Art Is Bananas

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Sock It To Me: In Praise Of An Evergreen Holiday Gift

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Ophira Eisenberg performs on stage alongside Jonathan Coulton on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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