Pop Culture

10:32am

Tue October 1, 2013

3:18pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: A Haitian Star, Bilingual Speed Dating

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Maya May, right, started the bilingual speed-dating business, Spanglish Exchange.
Courtesy Spanglish

The online magazine Ozy talks about people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins us regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

This week, he tells NPR's Arun Rath about a rising star in human rights law, a rags-to-riches tale of a whacky impersonator and trend to look out for in the dating world.

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4:57pm

Tue September 24, 2013
Arts & Life

'Trophy Wife' Is More Than Just A Pretty Face On ABC

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 5:05 pm

Kate (Malin Akerman) pitches in alongside husband Pete (Bradley Whitford) on her stepson's soccer practice in ABC's Trophy Wife.
Danny Feld ABC

One of the strongest new sitcoms on TV this season has the worst name, but its title, Trophy Wife, was intended to be ironic. The show's creators, Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern, are self-professed feminists who wanted to take on a type generally scorned in popular culture.

The show's eponymous character, Kate, is a reformed party girl trying to find her place in a family that includes a much older husband, Pete, his two ex-wives and three kids. When Kate inadvertently breaks Pete's nose, the situation is expertly handled by ex No. 1, an intimidating surgeon.

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7:54am

Mon September 23, 2013
Arts & Life

The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory'

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 10:02 am

David Saltzberg (right) hosts his "Geek of the Week," UCLA student Andrew Peck, on the set of The Big Bang Theory.
Michael Yarish Warner Bros.

Sure, Bob Newhart may have won his first Emmy for guest-starring as Professor Proton on the hugely popular show The Big Bang Theory, about four young scientists at Caltech. But behind the scenes is a real-life professor, David Saltzberg of UCLA.

Saltzberg studies high-energy particle physics and high-energy neutrino astronomy, using radio-detection techniques when he's not working as The Big Bang Theory's science consultant.

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3:45pm

Sat September 21, 2013
Pop Culture

An Introduction To What's New And What's Next

A Japanese micro-bar only has room for four customers at a time.
Will Robb

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