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  • Originally published 10/27/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  #BlackAmericaPBS, American Revolution Museum, THE anti-labor film, Barry Obama movie, and much more!

  • Originally published 10/20/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This week ... Smithsonian's ruby red slippers, Nat Turner, Bob Dylan, Jim Lehrer, Wright Brothers movie, and much more!

  • Originally published 10/12/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week: Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation,"   Ava DuVernay's "13th," "Hamilton," Shakespeare, the Statue of Liberty, and more!

  • Originally published 10/06/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  New films about Nat Turner, prisons, Holocaust Deniers, Pam Grier, Apartheid, and more. It's our biggest and best Pop Culture Roundup ever!

  • Originally published 09/29/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  David Irving on trial, gay history, "I Am Not Your Negro," and much more. 

  • Originally published 09/22/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  Watch the building of the black history museum. See trailer for the new Beatles movie. Oliver Stone's "Snowden." Oscar Wilde's prison cell.  And much much more!

  • Originally published 09/15/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  Armageddon, a kiss, black freedom fighters, Amos and Andy, Mel Gibson and more.

  • Originally published 09/08/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  Nat Turner movie, Jackie Kennedy, comic books, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 9-11 attack on the Pentagon, and much more. 

  • Originally published 09/01/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup

    This week:  World War II movies, Nat Turner, Obama: the movie, the Holocaust, colorizing historic photos, and much much more!

  • Originally published 08/02/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... JFK Jr., Matt Damon saves ancient China, the artist who challenged Hitler, Ken Burns's new documentary, and lots more!

  • Originally published 07/21/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This Week:  Ken Burns's children's book, a website for Reparations, honoring a gay rights leader, and more!

  • Originally published 07/14/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Frederick Douglass, van Gough's ear, nuns raped in WW2, "Free State of Jones" and more.

  • Originally published 07/07/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... J.R.R. Tolkien, Ken Burns, the bikini at 70, Hamilton (bien sur!), Nazi art, and Tarzan!

  • Originally published 06/30/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... A new American Experience show on the Berlin Olympics of 1936,  "Free State of Jones," "Angels in America," and lots more!

  • Originally published 06/23/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Buster Keaton, Charlotte Bronte, FDR's last painting, X-Men, Wonder Woman, Deborah Lipstadt documentary, and more!

  • Originally published 06/16/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Hamilton's billion dollar performance, an art history game, Malcolm Gladwell's history podcast, and much more! 

  • Originally published 06/09/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... the new "Birth of a Nation," "Roots," the French Resistance, constitutional amendments, and more. 

  • Originally published 05/25/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... "Roots," "The Abolitionists," Morley Safer, Norman Rockwell, Emily Dickinson, and more!

  • Originally published 05/19/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ...  The movie that predicted Trump, the new "Roots" series, Mao, LBJ "All the Way," gay home movies, the Chinese shrine for a US pilot, and more!

  • Originally published 05/11/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Man in the Iron Mask, Brazil Olympics, controversy over Hitler, presidential kids who went to Harvard, Da Vinci, Black Panthers in the comics, and much much more. 

  • Originally published 05/04/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Paul McCartney and the Little Rock 9, Hamilton (of course!), Gail Collins, Drumpf, John Lewis, Rudyard Kipling, and more. 

  • Originally published 04/14/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Rembrandt in 3-D, Brad Pitt's WW2, Hitler comedy, New Yorker TV, Ken Burns, and much much more. 

  • Originally published 04/07/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson, Ben Affleck and the American Revolution, Woodrow Wilson and racism -- and more. 

  • Originally published 03/10/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    In the news this week ... Strange movie by Dinesh D'Souza, Nixon, Stephen Colbert, GW, Latin history and more. 

  • Originally published 03/03/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Samantha Bee on Black History Month, CNN series on past campaigns, Clarence Thomas movie, documentary about the last man on the moon, and more. 

  • Originally published 01/14/2016

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Nixon and Elvis (The Movie) ... and do we really need to say anything else to get you to click on this?

  • Originally published 12/17/2015

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... Gettysburg address as Trump would deliver it, a history book turned into a film, Tolstoy read over the air, and more. 

  • Originally published 12/03/2015

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    This week ... world's largest painting, Orson Welles, Trumbo, Berlin, Ethel Rosenberg, and Jane Austen.

  • Originally published 11/05/2015

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

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    This week ... movies about Brooklyn, Narcs, and suffragettes and the crumbling architecture of Nuremberg. 

  • Originally published 10/08/2015

    Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

    Stonewall, the Imitation Game, and Robert Redford's new movie about Dan Rather's report on George W. Bush's military record.