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Maren Morris steps forward with confidence, drive and R&B-country hybrids with her sophomore album, GIRL. Jamie Nelson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Maren Morris Grows Into Her Own: 'I'm A Little Bit Of Everything'

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David Means, Defender Of The Short Story, On His 'Instructions For A Funeral'

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A Year Later, West Virginia Educators Reflect On Strike And What's Changed

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Duke Ellington at the piano, circa 1940. John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images hide caption

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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

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Glenn Close plays Joan, the titular wife in The Wife. The role has earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Graeme Hunter/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Well Before 'The Wife,' Glenn Close Was Ready For Her Close-Up

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DNA, the ninth album of the Backstreet Boys, is due out Jan. 25. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

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Nick Sandmann, a student from Covington Catholic High School, stands in front of Nathan Phillips, a Native American, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Kaya Taitano/Social Media/Reuters hide caption

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The Fight For Native Voices To Be Heard

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'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

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Though he is best-known for his auteur work, composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

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The Moral Of The Story Is: Great Kids' Books Don't Always Need Morals

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In The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart, whose 1987 presidential campaign was swiftly derailed by reports of an extramarital affair. Frank Masi/Sony Pictures hide caption

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What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

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Encore: 'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

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In Widows, Viola Davis turns to a life of crime after her husband dies in a botched bank robbery. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And Legacy

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"I've always strived for the feeling that I have now," Jacob Banks says. Grace Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

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A Preview Of Michelle Obama's Book, 'Becoming'

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