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"Literally I show up in the morning and I say, 'Who's dead?'" obit writer Bruce Weber explains in the film. "And somebody puts a folder on my desk and that's ... what I do that day." Weber took a buyout from The New York Times in 2016. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

A documentarian spent six days filming The New York Times obit desk at work. One staffer describes the process of writing an obituary as "equal parts exhilaration and terror."

Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez gives a victory speech during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Branden Camp/AP hide caption

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What The Hell's Behind All This Cursing?

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Each to His Own David Pritchard

Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial member of Boy Scout Troop 414 in Manhattan since she was a little girl. She wants to become an Eagle Scout, but girls aren't allowed to earn merit badges. Yasmeen Khan/WNYC hide caption

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Meet The Teenage Girl Who Wants to Be A Boy Scout

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Starlights Tracey Chattaway
Reel 9 Break 6 Pretty Lights

Adina Verson (right) and Katrina Lenk play, respectively, Rifkele, the brothel owner's daughter, and Menke, the woman she falls in the love with. Carol Rosegg/Courtesy of Sam Rudy Media Relations hide caption

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'Indecent': A Play About A Yiddish Play That Was Ahead Of Its Time

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Tunneling Through the Guy Man Man
Switchcraft Chilly Gonzales
Choanal Imperforation Melodium
Meniere's Vertigo Melodium

An Anasazi cliff dwelling, one of many ancient ruins in Recapture Canyon, Utah. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Utah, How You Tread Through This Canyon Matters

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Countach Ratatat

"Literally I show up in the morning and I say, 'Who's dead?'" obit writer Bruce Weber explains in the film. "And somebody puts a folder on my desk and that's ... what I do that day." Weber took a buyout from The New York Times in 2016. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

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Marty Stuart's "Time Don't Wait" is a favorite at The Current in St. Paul, Minn. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) Digable Planets

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