Co-hosts Chris Vognar and Lauren Smart in the Mixed Media sound studio. Photograph by Christopher Wynn. 

Co-hosts Chris Vognar and Lauren Smart in the Mixed Media sound studio. Photograph by Christopher Wynn. 

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On episode 11 of Mixed Media: We review the new film, Straight Outta Compton, about the controversial rise and fall of Compton, California gangsta rappers N.W.A. (Chris Vognar even sports his N.W.A. T-shirt for the occasion.) Next, Dallas Morning News intern Emma Court joins us to discuss her essay for the Modern Love column in last Sunday's New York Times,  "A Millennial's Guide to Kissing." (Including why she's not a fan of that headline.) Finally, digital separation anxiety. Our Christopher Wynn talks about going off the grid recently for a routine medical procedure (okay, colonoscopy) that left him in an emotional tailspin. Has constant connection made it impossible for us to unplug or focus on the things that really matter? What is the meaning of life? We go deep. 

And in our weekly touts segment, Chris Vognar praises Show Me a Hero, the new six-hour HBO miniseries created by The Wire's David Simon.  Lauren Smart is loving Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play currently showing at Fort Worth's Stage West. Christopher Wynn is obsessed with the voyeuristic film location website, iamnotastalker.com. (While fully acknowledging the ironic title.) And guest Emma Court is binge-listening to the Paper Towns movie soundtrack

Street cred: Chris Vognar shows off his N.W.A. T-shirt 

Street cred: Chris Vognar shows off his N.W.A. T-shirt 

Dallas Morning News intern Emma Court reveals the original headline she suggested for her New York Times essay, "A Millennial's' Guide to Kissing," was "Up in the Air." 

Dallas Morning News intern Emma Court reveals the original headline she suggested for her New York Times essay, "A Millennial's' Guide to Kissing," was "Up in the Air." 

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