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After 5 Decades, TV's 'Brady Bunch' Leaves Its Mark On Pop Culture

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Brett Gray (left) as Jamal Turner, and Peggy Blow as Abuela, a lovable, pot-smoking grandma, in the first season of the Netflix teen drama On My Block. Netflix/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

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'Archive Of Our Own' Fanfiction Website Is Up For A Hugo Award

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Crock Of Ages: New Exhibit Reveals Ancient Pottery's Millennia-Long Songs

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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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