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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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These Famous Monsters Might Not Be As Terrible As You Think

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

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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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Famous horror film actor Vincent Price also co-wrote a best-selling cookbook in the 1960s with his then-wife, Mary. The original cover of the book, A Treasury Of Great Recipes, is seen at left. It's just been reissued. William Claxton/A Treasury of Great Recipes; Price Family Trust hide caption

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

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Tim Curry performs in a staging of The Rocky Horror Show in the 1970s. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Astounding ... Time Is Fleeting ... And 'Rocky Horror' Is 40

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From 'Carol Burnett' To 'Mad Men', Here Are Four DVD Box Sets Worth Buying

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President Obama poses with a jersey he received from the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team during a ceremony to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Standing with Obama are (from left) Christie Rampone, Morgan Brian, Abby Wambach, Julie Johnston, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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CBS' 'Supergirl' Reinvents The Classic Comic For Modern Times

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Melissa Benoist stars as Supergirl in the new CBS series. Darren Michaels/CBS hide caption

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CBS' 'Supergirl' Struggles To Get Off The Ground

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