Karen Grigsby Bates Karen Grigsby Bates is an NPR correspondent.
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Accusing the Famous of Rape or Sexual Assault
Teresa Heinz Kerry's Philanthropy and the 2004 Race
Chinese Pianist Lang Lang, Classical Music's Young Lion
Challenge of a Fair Trial for White Supremacist
Slate's Culturebox: Conned by a Fake Literary Agent
Michael Jackson Seeks Support from U.S. Blacks
Denise Hamilton's Los Angeles Mysteries
Slate's Jurisprudence: Scalia Won't Recuse Himself
Rabid Reader: 'Fat Land' and U.S. Supersizing
Rabid Reader: 'A Hip-Hop Story'
Critics Slam Justice Scalia's Supreme Conflicts of Interest
Soul Singer Van Hunt's Smash Debut
'Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You'
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