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'Black Panther' is a cultural phenomenon even before it opens

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| Fans have been waiting a long time for a movie, which could gross more than $165 million over the long holiday weekend.

Watch this makeup artist turn Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

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Kazuhiro Tsuji quit film work in 2012 to focus on sculpture — but he couldn't pass up the chance to work on "The Darkest Hour."

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How Mary J. Blige channeled her personal struggles into 'Mudbound'

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Best known as a singer, she drew on her family's Southern roots and her own life to deliver an Academy Award-nominated performance.

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Adler Guerrier's paradise lost and found

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His photographs, collages and videos define the quest for sanctuary in Black Urban America while evoking the original allure of L.A.'s suburbs.

The 12 best things to do this Presidents Day weekend

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You have a glorious three-day weekend. Spend it exploring history's most epic fails, watching guys in kilts wrestle, listening to the best amateur storytellers — and more.

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Pitch KPCC your next big podcast idea!

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KPCC is looking for our next great podcast. Will your idea be it?

The healing effect of 'Coco's' Oscar-nominated song, 'Remember Me'

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez drew inspiration from Mexican popular songs of the 1930s and '40s. But the key elements came from their lives.

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Inside an audition for 'America's Got Talent'

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Contestants perform in front of a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges. But who auditions and how does it work?

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Accents, acne and the compassionate filmmaking behind ‘Lady Bird'

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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan first came to wide attention in “The Grand Budapest Hotel." Now she’s got an Academy Award nomination for Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

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