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In a town where private space is at a premium, this 1953 photo from Michael "Tony" Vaccaro taken for LOOK magazine shows off a stylish way to get a city view. Michael "Tony" Vaccaro /Museum of the City of New York hide caption

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Our 5 favorite exhibits from 'This Is New York' — a gritty, stylish city celebration

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Beth in You Hurt My Feelings. A24 hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Elemental, Flamin' Hot, Barbie, Shortcomings, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Secret Invasion. Disney/Pixar, Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Jon Pack/Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Animation, Des Willie/Marvel hide caption

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Grammy Award-winning musicians Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink sing about the unexpected humor they encountered during Marxer's seven-year fight with breast cancer in the concert film, All Wigged Out. Todd Rosenberg/Community Music Inc. hide caption

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'All Wigged Out' is about fighting cancer with humor and humanity

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Justine Triet, winner of the Palme d'Or for Anatomy of a Fall, poses for photographers following the awards ceremony at the 76th international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday. Daniel Cole/AP hide caption

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Decades after its release, Return of the Jedi still draws a crowd. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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40 years ago, NPR had to apologize for airing 'Return of the Jedi' spoilers

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Halle Bailey plays Ariel, a mermaid who wishes she could be part of the human world, in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Disney hide caption

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Is it see-worthy? The new 'Little Mermaid' is not that bad ... but also not that good

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Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric and Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Disney hide caption

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Jillian Dion, from left, JaNae Collins, Cara Jade Myers, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Lily Gladstone and Tantoo Cardinal arrive for the screening of Killers of the Flower Moon during the Cannes Film Festival in France, on May 20. On and off the red carpet, the festival had a strong Indigenous presence — a fashion show featuring Indigenous designers was a highlight. Antonin Thuillier/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Of course we should be here': 'Flower Moon' receives a 9-minute ovation at Cannes

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a writer whose husband hates the novel she's working on in You Hurt My Feelings. Jeong Park /A24 hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus recalls the first laugh she got — and the ER trip that followed

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Anna Cathcart as Kitty Song Covey in the series, XO, Kitty. Park Young-Sol /Netflix hide caption

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Halle Bailey stars as Ariel in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid — the studio's latest blatant cash-grab. Giles Keyte/Disney hide caption

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A commercial for the Temu app run by production services company The Lift in Mexico City. This ad aired during the 2023 Super Bowl. Courtesy of The Lift hide caption

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More shows and films are made in Mexico, where costs are low and unions are few

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Psychedelic freedom with Tonya Mosley; plus, 'Monica' and ambiguous apologies

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Jason Momoa in Fast X. Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Hollywood writers picket outside of Paramount Pictures this week. Mandalit del Barco/NPR News hide caption

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Striking Hollywood scribes ponder AI in the writer's room

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In this April 11, 2012, file photo, Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, from the "Wizard of Oz" are on display as part of a new exhibit, "American Stories," at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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After her friend Clara is killed walking home, Nanie (Pauline Serieys) is questioned by a police officer (Bastien Bouillon), who has taken over the local homicide squad. Haut et Court hide caption

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What happened 'The Night of the 12th'? A murder remains a mystery in this French film

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Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in F9: The Fast Saga. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Why the 'Fast and Furious' franchise is still speeding

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