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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Godfather' and the limits of on-screen representation

From our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, a deep dive on The Godfather – and why the classic film was not universally loved by the Italian-American community that it portrayed. This episode is part one of the new three-part podcast series Screening Ourselves, which is all about the complicated relationships between on-screen characters and the people they aim to represent.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Godfather' and the limits of on-screen representation

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How artists and influencers set the stage for Hip-Hop's global rise

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Our Picks For TV Shows And Movies You Should Watch This Holiday Weekend

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5 films we can't wait to see: Here's Hollywood's holiday bounty

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America Ferrera (clockwise from top left), Eva Longoria, Rosie Perez, Ivette Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson and Christy Haubegger are using their platforms to promote empowerment and representation. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Mel Brooks says his only regret as a comedian is the jokes he didn't tell

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This brash film about a wandering donkey may just leave you in tears

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Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet star in Netflix's Falling for Christmas. Scott Everett White/Netflix hide caption

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'She Said' follows the journalists who set the #MeToo movement in motion

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'Weird Al' Yankovic wants to 'bring sexy back' to the accordion

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