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Culture Crash 18-03: The Divisive Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Awards season is here and one contender is the divisive Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film’s racial politics has set the stage for an interesting stretch run to Oscars season.

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Culture Crash 18-02: Looking Forward to the Films of 2018

We look ahead to the movies set to be released this year, from blockbusters like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald to more serious fare like Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man.

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Culture Crash 18-01: The Chi

Lena Waithe won an Emmy last year for her work on Master of None. Now, she brings her passion project to the screen in Showtime’s newest show, The Chi.

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Culture Crash 17-53: Dark

Netflix has a new binge-worthy show called Dark. The German-language show involves time travel, family drama, a small town, and a lot of mind-bending sci-fi.

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Culture Crash 17-52: Black Mirror

Black Mirror is like The Twilight Zone for the digital age. We discuss the show, its technologies, and how the unsettling drama has found a foothold exploring the future of our world.

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Culture Crash 17-51: 2017’s “Little” Horror Movies

This year, low-cost horror movies like “Get Out” made big noise at the box office. We discuss one man responsible for the trend: producer Jason Blum.

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Culture Crash 17-50: Christmas Music

It’s all around us: the sounds of the holiday season. We explore some of the classics and modern hits that make December truly the most wonderful time of the year.

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Culture Crash 17-49: The Simpsons’s Apu Problem

The Simpsons is a cultural institution. But one character, Apu, is a racist stereotype, and some Indian-American actors and comedians think it’s past time for a re-evaluation.

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Culture Crash 17-48: Greta Gerwig’s Fantastic Film Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s new film Lady Bird offers a fresh perspective on the coming-of-age story and seems bound to play a major role in this year’s awards season.

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Culture Crash 17-47: Hollywood’s Sexual Assault Scandals

With sexual assault allegations coming against some of Hollywood’s top producers, directors and stars, director Ridley Scott is taking a big step to distance his movie from Kevin Spacey’s soiled reputation.

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Culture Crash 17-46: Chicago’s Own Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has won three Grammys, headlined Lollapalooza, and given millions in charity to Chicago Public Schools. We talk about the impact he’s made on his city.

Culture Crash 17-45: The Stretch Run of 2017 in Film

With two months left in the year, there remain many must-see movies set to be released before the new year. We look into the titles that seem especially worth seeing.

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Culture Crash 17-44: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and John Green’s “Turtles All The Way Down”

John Green's latest book, Turtles All The Way Down chronicles the life of a teen with OCD. The book offers a great story and pulls back the curtain on a misunderstood mental disorder.