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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.

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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A year in the life of Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon and 'The Big Sick'

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The married couple used their love story as a jumping-off point to write "The Big Sick," and now they've got an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

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Lawsuit alleges mafia-like tactics aimed at a Disneyland social club

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Like an oddly wholesome motorcycle gang, members wear denim vests festooned with Disney trading pins on the front. Some members sport tattoos of Walt Disney himself.

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Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge!' gets new life on the Olympic ice

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With skaters now allowed to use songs with vocals, several have turned to the soundtrack from the 2001 film. And Baz couldn't be more thrilled.

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'Get Out,' 'Call Me By Your Name' win Writers Guild Awards

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The two films are also nominated for original and adapted screenplay Oscars. In television, "The Handmaid's Tale" won best drama series and best new series, while "Veep" got best comedy series.