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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Dear White People' And The State Of Animation

The panel discusses a new film about black campus life, engages in a wide-ranging discussion of animated TV shows, and expounds on What's Making Us Happy this week.

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

Celebrate Saturday's holiday (and, by extension, lost loved ones) with laughter, tears and music.

On Stage: A 1920s Halloween With Flapper Dresses And Tap Dancing

M.A.D.D Rhythms, a tap dancing group based in Chicago, will perform as a part of the 1920s-inspired show, "Harlem Nights."

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR's Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

Wow Air Offering Flights To Europe For $99

A relatively new Icelandic airline called Wow Air is offering travelers flights at rates that seem almost too good to be true.

How Athletes Are Getting 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

Eerie Reads For Halloween

Petra Mayer of NPR Books recommends a new scary story collection, as well as the '80s classic, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."