U2 cover "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Come Home)."
HIPPO CAMPUS plays The Palace.
THE WATSON TWINS stop by WFUV's Studio A.
LORI McKENNA, the first woman to win Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2017, visits World Cafe.
THE DECEMBERISTS share "Traveling On."
MUSE covers Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf."
ANNIE LENNOX shares "Requiem for a Private War."
BOYGENIUS covers The Killers' "Read My Mind."
DAVID BYRNE reflects on True Stories, his tabloid-inspired vision of Eighties America.
RHETT MILLER talks suicide prevention, sobriety, and living on through art.
VAN MORRISON: Astral Weeks Is 50, but It Never Ages.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Archies' precision-engineered cartoon-bubblegum smash "Sugar, Sugar."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: In a traditionally slow box office period (two weekends this year, due to where Thanksgiving fell), Ralph Breaks The Internet repeats atop the chart with 25.8MM on a 54 percent drop; it's performing about like Moana, and Disney will be fine with 200MM domestic. The Grinch places with 17.MM on a 42 percent drop as it becomes the 10th movie this year to break 200MM domestic (on a much smaller budget than Ralph). Creed II shows with16.8MM on a 53 percent drop, pacing well ahead of the "original" reboot of the Rocky franchise. In the fourth slot, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald skids 62 percent to gross 11.2MM; it's almost 50MM behind the last one at this point, but is over 500MM worldwide, so there will be more of this. Bohemian Rhapsody rounds out the Top Five with another 9.1MM; it's also over 500MM worldwide. Below the fold, the weekend's sole new wide release, The Possession of Hannah Grace, debuted with 6.5MM, which probably isn't bad against a 9.5MM budget.
NEIL deGRASSE TYSON Denies Misconduct Accusations.
RICKY JAY, remembered by his pal David Mamet.
STAR WARS KIDS unveils short films in a Galaxy of Adventures.
BLADE RUNNER is headed to small screens as an anime series.
PAUL SCHRADER explains why cinema today isn't the same as the 70s; it's our fault.
KEN BERRY, the boyish television actor who played nice guys with affable attitudes and a wide range of I.Q.s on three popular sitcoms between 1965 and 1990, died on Saturday in Burbank, Calif. He was 85.
THE MANDARIN DUCK gets profiled by the Los Angeles Times.
THE BEAGLE BRIGADE are important guards as the American hog industry battles to keep out deadly African swine fever.
A RAT broke into an ATM, ate almost 20K and died.
CHIMPS retired from government health testing are getting a new life.