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In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) plays Trywell, the father of titular teenager William Kamkwamba (played by Maxwell Simba). Ejiofor also directed the movie and wrote the screenplay. Ilze Kitshoff/Netflix hide caption

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Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directing Debut Takes Him To Malawi To Capture 'The Wind'

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Upcoming In The House Of Representatives: Public Displays Of Trump Challenges

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Why Men In Mississippi Are Still Dying Of AIDS, Despite Existing Treatments

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'Love Poems For Married People' Will Help Spice Things Up In The— Zzzzz

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"I know now that I have the confidence that I wish I had when I was 20," Candi Staton says. Sean Cokes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Candi Staton Stops At Nothing To Create

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Marlon James Builds A New World From Old Stories In 'Black Leopard'

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Why Calls For Racial Dialogue So Rarely Lead To It

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As in Dan Gilroy's previous film, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the comedy-horror hybrid Velvet Buzzsaw. Gyllenhaal plays an art critic named Morf, while Zawe Ashton plays gallery assistant Josephina. Claudette Barius/Netflix hide caption

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Both Satire And Slasher, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Sends Up Contemporary Art

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A Teen Faces Colorism At School And At Home In 'Genesis Begins Again'

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A Reminder Of How Good People Can Be To One Another During The Shutdown

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How The Pain Of The Shutdown Ripples Throughout A Small Louisiana Town

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In Oakdale, La., The Government Shutdown Is Having Ripple Effects

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How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting This Louisiana Town

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"They're still love songs. They're still melodically driven," Sharon Van Etten says. "I just feel like I sing with a different kind of force." Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'A Different Kind Of Force': Sharon Van Etten Takes Her Sound In New Directions

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The US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2019, is seen following a snowstorm. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Barely Treading Water': Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

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