Arts and Culture

On Nov. 27, 1969, a goofy sketch featuring Jim Henson's Muppets singing a very catchy song appeared on Sesame Street. Writer and CBC radio producer Jennifer Van Evra looked into the surprising history of Mahna Mahna, and traced it all the way back to a sexy Italian film. Read her article: 'Mahna Mahna at 50: Fascinating Facts About the Unforgettable Muppets Song.'

In the spring of 2018, 2-year-old Parker Curry visited the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., with her mom, her sister and her best friend. They saw a lot of artwork that day — but it was Amy Sherald's portrait of first lady Michelle Obama that made Parker stop in her tracks and look up in awe.

Kristen Bell knows that Frozen II has big snowshoes to fill. Its 2013 prequel busted box office records and earned an eye-popping a $1.27 billion globally.

But she calls herself an optimist.

"In my mind, if you make a recipe and the cake comes out great, you make it again the next day with the same ingredients. Why on earth wouldn't it be great?" said Bell in an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition.

'Blitzed' Will Leave You Feeling Warm And Tipsy

Dec 8, 2019

Alexa Martin's Playbook series is addictive enough to convert a non-sports fan into a football junkie, and her new novel Blitzed — the third in the series — is an electrifying cocktail of girl power, adorable romance, and enough drama to rival a reality show (which the series incidentally introduces in its universe).

Comic and actor Ali Wong has written a new memoir called Dear Girls, so we've invited her to answer three questions about deer girls, as in female deer.

Click the audio link above to find out how she does.

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