The first time Joel Kim Booster vacationed on New York's Fire Island with his friend, comedian Bowen Yang, he brought with him Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a beach read. Over the years, he'd often joke with friends about making a gay version of the novel. Today Booster is the writer and star of Hulu's Fire Island, a queer, Asian romcom based on Austen's classic, set in the titular gay vacation spot. Booster talks with guest host Elise Hu about how the film honors his queer friendships, subverts hetero romcom norms, and tells a personal story that feels universal.
Joel Kim Booster on making a queer, Asian American 'Pride and Prejudice'
Filmmaker and author John Waters at his home in Baltimore. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark film, Pink Flamingos, and he's releasing his first novel, Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.
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Rupert Murdoch speaks in San Francisco in 2011. Murdoch's media empire has included News Corp, Fox News, Fox Sports, 21st Century Fox, HarperCollins, The New York Post and TheWall Street Journal.
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Michelle Yeoh (center) plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who owns a failing laundromat. She protects her daughter Joy (left), played by Stephanie Hsu, and her husband Waymond (right), played by Ke Huy Quan.
A villager brings a yak into the classroom so the new teacher will understand how important the animals are to the village of nomadic yak herders. Yak dung is important too — used to warm homes.
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Actor Daniel Durant, appearing on the Kelly Clarkson Show, describes how he enjoyed radio as a child by feeling vibrations from a car's sound system turned up all the way.
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It's our 500th episode and what better way to celebrate than with Johnny Knoxville's first appearance on NPR? We couldn't think of a better milestone. In this episode, Sam and Johnny chat about his latest Jackass endeavor with Jackass Foreverwhile also looking back at the reality show that started it all — and how its very first stunt actually shut down production. They also discuss Jackass' queer fanbase and Johnny's time in therapy. Come for the talk about raunchy stunts, stay for the Johnny Knoxville School of Radical Acceptance!
'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville has nothing left to prove
Composer Jonny Greenwood arrives for the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Greenwood was nominated for an Oscar his work on Phantom Thread.
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