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Jonathan Van Ness embraces a participant on Season 4 of Queer Eye. Following the success of the reboot, Netflix has made kindness a key element of its unscripted and competition programming. Netflix hide caption

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A Kinder, Gentler Wave Of Reality TV Tries A Little Tenderness, For A Change

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Artists are requesting that the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York remove their work from its biennial showcase over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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At Whitney Museum Biennial, 8 Artists Withdraw In Protest Of Link To Tear Gas Sales

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The World Champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team Celebrates With Parade Through Manhattan

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Ticker-Tape Parade Will Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

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Why People Are Rethinking The Words 'Crazy' And 'Insane'

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A 2018 exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University celebrated the artistic legacy of MAD magazine. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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WorldPride In New York City

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World Pride Arrives In New York City, 50 Years After The Stonewall Riots

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Lesley Gore and producer Quincy Jones at work in the studio. The two collaborated on "You Don't Own Me" and a handful of other 1960s hits. Donaldson Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'You Don't Own Me,' A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy

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Though women superheroes play big roles in Avengers: Endgame, a "defeminized" fan edit of the movie minimizes screen time for most of them. It completely cuts out all scenes with Captain Marvel (Brie Larson, center left). Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Avengers,' But Make It Without Women, Or Men Hugging, Or Levity In General

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Franco Zeffirelli pictured above in New York in October 1974. Jerry Mosey/AP hide caption

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Franco Zeffirelli, Creator Of Lavish Productions On Screen And Stage, Dies At 96

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Eric Carle and his most famous creation, during a 2009 appearance on the Today show. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A Very Happy 50th Birthday To 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

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Movie Productions In Georgia May Stop Over State's Abortion Law

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