Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones When Allison Moorer was 14, her father shot and killed her mother and then took his own life. Moorer, a country singer-songwriter, has a new memoir and accompanying album (both entitled 'Blood') about the incident and her road to healing.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of early recordings by Nat King Cole.

"It was perilous to be a black gay boy in America," Saeed Jones says of the fear and isolation he experienced growing up in Texas in the 1990s. Jones, a former culture editor and LGBTQ editor at BuzzFeed, talks about his search for identity and being "mad as hell and gay as hell." His new memoir is 'How We Fight for Our Lives.'
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Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones

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Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones

Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones

Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones

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When Allison Moorer was 14, her father shot and killed her mother and then took his own life. Moorer, a country singer-songwriter, has a new memoir and accompanying album (both entitled 'Blood') about the incident and her road to healing.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of early recordings by Nat King Cole.

"It was perilous to be a black gay boy in America," Saeed Jones says of the fear and isolation he experienced growing up in Texas in the 1990s. Jones, a former culture editor and LGBTQ editor at BuzzFeed, talks about his search for identity and being "mad as hell and gay as hell." His new memoir is 'How We Fight for Our Lives.'