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Television
2:11 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

'Daily Show', 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Jon Stewart (from left) and Stephen Colbert hosted live editions of their programs, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, on Tuesday.
Comedy Central

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 2:17 am

Jon Stewart may be the only media figure who started his election coverage Tuesday with an apology.

"I did vote today ... I was being flip and it kind of took off," said Stewart, who had told CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour in an interview earlier Tuesday that he wasn't voting because he "had just moved, and I don't even know where my thing is." The comment sparked loads of stories about how the comedian wasn't voting in an election he had been talking about for months.

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Television
2:25 am
Tue November 4, 2014

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

Benedict Cumberbatch, right, and Martin Freeman star as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson on the BBC's crime drama Sherlock.
Robert Viglasky © Hartswood Films

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:35 am

When I sat down with Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about Sherlock, the first thing on his mind wasn't exactly the show.

"I'm really worried about those Sherlock fans, because they have been here, probably, for a while," Cumberbatch says to his assistants, asking them to tell a small clutch of fans waiting outside the hotel where we were meeting that he would stop by to see them soon.

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Music Interviews
4:09 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Reconnecting The Circuit Of Puerto Rican Identity Through Music

Miguel Zenón's new album is titled Identities Are Changeable.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:50 pm

New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent are a diverse group. Some were born in Puerto Rico, some have never set foot on the island, and everyone else falls somewhere between.

But they do share a special identity, calling themselves "Nuyoricans." And when you look over the long list of notable Nuyoricans — everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor to Jennifer Lopez — it's kind of amazing how much they've contributed to American culture.

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Movies
4:21 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Adam Driver starred in Tracks, This Is Where I Leave You and What If — all out this year. He says there are surprising similarities between two of his other biggest roles, on HBO's Girls and in the new Star Wars film. "If you think about breaking it down into moments ... and making them make sense as much as possible, it's actually not that far off," he says.
Terry Richardson.

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 5:24 pm

Adam Driver's career over the past two years has been a Hollywood success story. After the 2012 debut of HBO's Girls, where he plays an eccentric artist and actor in a roller-coaster relationship with Lena Dunham's character Hannah, he's been all over the silver screen — and on the cover of GQ.

Next, he's going to tackle one of the pop culture's biggest franchises: he'll play a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII. (And no, he can't tell you what role. "I can't even tell you if the catering is good," the actor tells NPR's Arun Rath.)

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Indian Times
7:36 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

The Jacobson House Native Art Center Re-Invents Itself... Again

Dan Brackett
Credit Susan Shannon

The Jacobson House Native Art Center is a place with a lot of history. The late Swedish-born artist Oscar Brousse Jacobson built the house during his tenure as the first Director of the University of Oklahoma's School of Art. Jacobson had a deep appreciation for the landscapes and occupants of the American Southwest.

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OneSix8
1:27 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Halloween Treats For Adults Fill This Week's OneSix8

"Treats and Tricks on 39th" event poster
Credit OKC Pride

This week’s OneSix8 acknowledges that adults can enjoy Halloween just as much, if not more than children.

OKC Pride, in conjunction with the 39th District OKC, presents the inaugural “Treats and Tricks on 39th” Halloween Block Party, Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
12:34 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

Kenny Drew Jr.
Jack Vartoogian Getty Images

The son of pianist Kenny Drew, who rose to fame in the 1950s and '60s, Kenny Drew Jr. made his own way with a virtuosic career in both jazz and classical music. He favored direct, single-note lines, but could also play in a full orchestral style.

In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Monk's "In Walked Bud" — and he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of "Falling In Love With You."

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Tiny Desk Concerts
9:38 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra perform at the Tiny Desk.
Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 10:48 am

Sun Ra was a big-band innovator, a pioneer of recording and playing with electronics, a poet, a cosmic philosopher, a bandleader and a keyboard innovator who claimed to be from Saturn. Herman Poole Blount would have turned 100 in 2014 had he not left us more than 20 years ago. But his spirit lives on, and so does his long-running band.

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Television
1:15 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Tyler Ritter (center) stars in CBS's The McCarthys with, clockwise from top left, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman.
Monty Brinton CBS

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:47 pm

Five weeks after the fall TV season started, the broadcast networks are still cranking out new shows.

And in the case of CBS's The McCarthys, you may wish they had stopped a bit sooner.

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Arts and Entertainment
7:30 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Decades-Old Ghosts Haunt University Of Oklahoma Campus

Tuncay Flickr Creative Commons

Halloween is Friday, and that means all kinds of ghosts, goblins and princesses will be roaming around the University of Oklahoma looking for candy. But trick or treaters may want to steer clear of Ellison Hall on the west side of campus, where ghostly phenomena have become a year-round occurrence.

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