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Lynda Trang Dai sits inside her restaurant, Lynda Sandwich, in Orange County, Calif. Lisa Morehouse/For NPR hide caption

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At This Sandwich Shop, A Vietnamese Pop Star Serves Up Banh Mi

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A still image from Guillermo del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak. Twenty-two percent of audiences on any given weekend are Latino. But when it comes to horror films, that proportion jumps to as much as half the box office. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Why Latinos Heart Horror Films

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Not My Job: CNN's Jake Tapper Answers 3 Questions About Iowa

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Sandra Bullock stars as Jane in the satirical film Our Brand Is Crisis. Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures hide caption

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An Election's High Stakes: Sandra Bullock On 'Our Brand Is Crisis'

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Bruce Cambpell — and his famous chainsaw — are back in the new series Ash Vs Evil Dead. Matt Klitscher/Starz Entertainment, LLC hide caption

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Join Ussss ... Join Ussss ... For The Return Of 'Evil Dead'

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David Hare's plays and screenplays include Plenty, Skylight, The Blue Room, The Hours and Stuff Happens. Brigitte Lacombe/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

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You probably wouldn't want to eat these Jack O'Lanterns since they've been carved and sitting out. But this variety of pumpkin is perfectly edible and nutritious. Wildcat Dunny/Flickr hide caption

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FXX Celebrates Halloween With 'The Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror Marathon

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In 'Ghostly,' Phantoms Provide An Omniscient Point Of View

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Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

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Taraji P. Henson as Cookie, the Lyon family matriarch. Chuck Hodes/FOX hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Back In Time To 'Empire' And Radio Voices

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'Our Brand Is Crisis' Stalls And Stumbles

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