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What’s making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: Lizzo playing James Madison’s flute, Usher’s thirst traps, and more.

‘Bros’ offers lots of laughs — plus a serious commentary on queer identity

Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane star in a nuanced comedy about how opposites can attract and also learn from each other. Bros means to send you out of the theater in a good mood — and it does.

Gay rom-com ‘Bros’ is light and bright while making movie history

Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane star in the first major studio gay romantic comedy with an almost entirely gay cast.

‘Blonde’ director says the unhappiness of Marilyn Monroe should come as no surprise

The Netflix adaptation reimagines the inner life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons.


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Saint Michael: Meet the Angel

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Bros (2022)

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Tamara Lawrence on playing Jennifer Gibbons in the real-life story ‘The Silent Twins’

NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe speaks with British actor Tamara Lawrance, co-star of “The Silent Twins” – a movie about two girls who grew up speaking only to each other.

Abigail Disney turns critical lens on her family’s company in new doc

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney, about her new film, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales.

Tyler Perry talks new film ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry about his new movie, A Jazzman’s Blues.

‘Love and Stuff’ is a moving memoir about motherhood

NPR’s Scott Simon talks with filmmaker Judith Helfand about “Love and Stuff,” her documentary memoir about taking care of her dying mother while becoming a mother herself.

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