What does it mean to be black? What does it mean to be blacker?
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Language authority and Washington Post copy editor Bill Walsh died Wednesday after a long career making other people's writing better.
Kanishk Tharoor's collection of short stories explores the complicated relationship between language and technology. Tharoor's rich voice and immaculate craftsmanship both comfort and unnerve.
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The lightly seasoned meat and veggie pie, prevalent in the Upper Peninsula, is pure fuel. Popularized by Cornish miners in the 1800s, it's come to symbolize tenacity in the face of trying conditions.
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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is as much a doorstopper as any young adult fantasy novel, but the world it builds is inside the head of teenaged Sal, who's struggling with difficult new emotions.
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Menken scored The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas and many other Disney classics. He recently wrote three new songs for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
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Hollywood isn't a big town; everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Still, rival studios often face off, refusing to blink, in movie showdowns that didn't need to happen.
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As a kid, Peele was terrified of "the demons that lurked in the dark." Then he realized that by making a horror-thriller, he "would be wielding this power, as opposed to being a victim to it."
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Fogelman says he was genuinely surprised to learn that his NBC family drama has a reputation for making audiences teary. "It was not the intent, nor something I expected," he says.
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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former Vice President Al Gore about the new edition of his book, The Assault On Reason.
The class-action suit brought against the hit musical doesn't seek damages. The attorneys say the hope is to draw attention to Broadway's spotty record in serving audiences with disabilities.
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Grown in China's remote Yunnan Province, this legendary, fermented dark tea changes as it ages. Like a fine wine, pu'er is sipped, savored and collected by devotees.
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Rockabilly singer J.D. Wilkes hints at supernatural happenings in his novel about an unbelievable adventure through a kudzu-infested forest in western Kentucky.
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Rosenthal won hearts with her children's book and memoirs — and broke them with her essay announcing her terminal illness, a Modern Love piece called "You May Want To Marry My Husband."
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Hyphen-Labs is a group of women of color who are scientists, engineers, architects and designers addressing issues who have designed clothing that camouflages against facial recognition software.
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Leonardo Padura's new novel opens in 1939, when a ship carrying Jewish refugees is turned away from Cuba. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Heretics "spans and defies literary categories."
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Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that's similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.
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A pair of longtime pals are trying to cheer up the flavorless Passover staple by creating an artisanal matzo that (hopefully) jumps right into the market aisle with all of the other cool crackers.
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Marin (who has been collecting Chicano art for years) writes about the art of Cheech and Chong's comedy in Cheech Is Not My Real Name ... But Don't Call Me Chong!
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Tom Nealon's new book searches through patchy historical records to trace subjects like how chocolate helped lead to war in the Caribbean, or the role a grain fungus played in the Crusades.
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