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A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

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Art historian James Merle Thomas (left) and Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen make up the duo Quindar. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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One Giant Leap For Music: NASA's Sonic History Inspires This Duo

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Offa Rex, a new group composed of The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney (center), reimagines traditional English folk music on The Queen Of Hearts. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

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New Novel Explores 'What We Lose' When We Lose A Parent

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Jack Gilbert, co-author of the book "Dirt Is Good," says kids should be encouraged to get dirty, play with animals and eat colorful vegetables. Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images/RooM RF hide caption

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'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

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A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

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In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls

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John McEnroe reacts during a Men's Legends match against Jim Courier at the Connecticut Open in August 2015. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

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Beth Ditto's first solo album, Fake Sugar, is out now. Mary McCartney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beth Ditto On 'Fake Sugar' And Sweet Memories

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'Sit, Walk, Don't Talk': An Author Finds Comfort At A Silent Meditation Retreat

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In Beatriz at Dinner, Salma Hayek plays Beatriz, a massage therapist who attends a dinner party at the home of her wealthy clients. Lacey Terrell/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Landing Starring Roles At 50, Salma Hayek Enjoys 'Proving Everyone Wrong'

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The Call-In: The Refugee Experience In The U.S.

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Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn To Talk To The Rest Of Us

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From left to right: Aria Mason (Rosalia), Ebonee Davis (Piquita) and Kenya Lawrence Jackson (La Flamenca) star in OperaCréole's production of La Flamenca. Cedric A. Ellsworth/Courtesy of OperaCréole hide caption

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A New Orleans Company Shines A Light On Opera's Diverse History

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Norwegian Seed Vault Guarantees Crops Won't Become Extinct

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