Even fans in the US tuned in at 5:30 a.m. to watch the live BTS concert online. Culture critic Maria Sherman, author of "Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS," joins us to talk about BTS fandom.
In 2020, we leaned on pop culture more than ever for moments of levity, distraction — and sometimes even clarity — during a chaotic year. Looking back, here are some of the pop culture moments that stuck with us.
The US Justice Department has announced new charges against a Libyan bombmaker in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, an attack that killed 259 people in the air and 11 on the ground.
In the early 1960s, Ginsburg traveled to Sweden, and learned Swedish, to work on a law project with a Swedish scholar, Anders Bruzelius. Her observations of Swedish society opened up her eyes to the possibilities for women's equality in the United States.
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