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"All throughout this 17 weeks, it's been a breadcrumb trail of new information," pop critic Chris Molanphy says. Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed hide caption

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'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

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The Fight For Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Story About Soda And State Borders

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Since coming out as gay in 2014, Ty Herndon has changed all female pronouns in his song "What Mattered Most" to male pronouns. Jeremy Ryan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Starts With Me': Ty Herndon On Re-Releasing His Country Hit With Male Pronouns

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This illustration taken in April 2018 shows the logo of the iTunes app of Apple displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering iTunes' Cultural Significance

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From left to right: Jacky St. James, David Cruz, Danielle Brinkley, Shira Tarrant, Isiah Maxwell, Lisey Sweet. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Porn

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Gary Carr stars as Charles "Buddy" Bolden in the jazz biopic Bolden: Where The Music Began, in theaters Friday. Fred Norris/Courtesy of King Bolden LLC hide caption

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Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

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Porn Is Easy To See But Hard To Talk About, Shaping The Ways People Think About Sex

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Laura Hardin says after years of knowing each other, she and her husband Adam Hardin were excited to have sex. But there was some trial and error. Clare Fieseler for NPR hide caption

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When Your Wedding Night Is Your First Time

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Janelle Monae attends the Hollywood premiere of Black Panther in January 2018. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Janelle Monáe On Her Dirty, World-Dominating Year

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Rich Savko's family has owned the Rock Store in Cornell, Calif., since 1961. The restaurant became a community center after the Woolsey Fire. "People were looking for information, and there was always somebody here that they could get firsthand information from, and that meant a lot to them," Savko says. "Plus they could share their stories and have a cup of coffee." Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community

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With Election Day coming up next week, All Things Considered wants to speak with first-time voters about why you're heading to the polls and what your experience has been so far. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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"Club music and dance music really require a different way of listening. You're not waiting for the chorus: You kind of have to like where you're at." Robyn's latest album, Honey, is out now. Heji Shin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Robyn Found Herself In The Space Between The Notes

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Kim Petras' Halloween mixtape, Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1, is out now. Thom Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

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