Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon. David McClister /Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi. Nancy Crampton /Penguin Press hide caption

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