Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen is an associate producer for NPR's Arts Desk. In this role, she produces and edits arts features and interviews for NPR.org. She was part of the team that created NPR's annual Book Concierge, a collection of the year's best books as chosen by NPR staff and critics. Her other arts features include This Is Color and the podcast recommendation site Earbud.fm. She also coordinates the Web presence for Fresh Air.

Cohen joined NPR in 2010 after earning a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. As a student at the University of Michigan, she studied comparative literature and spent a year studying abroad in St. Louis, Senegal.

She is a second-generation American who is fluent in Spanish (with an Argentine accent), proficient in French and still remembers a few words of Wolof from her time in West Africa.

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The biopic Selena tells the story of Mexican-American pop star Selena Quintanilla Perez, a Tejano music singer who made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie debuted 20 years ago Tuesday, two years after the singer was killed by the former president of her fan club.

Twenty years ago, on March 10, 1997, TV audiences were introduced to Buffy Summers, a pint-sized blonde who could hold her own against the undead. Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. It had witty dialogue and used monsters as a metaphor for everyday high school problems like bullies, catfishing and feeling invisible.

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.

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Welcome to the second installment of Read, Watch, Binge! our summer recommendation series. As you may recall from last month's list, we were tired of algorithms that only matched books to books or movies to movies. So this month, we've enlisted the help of real live humans to pair books with movies, musicals, TV, comics, podcasts and more.