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Though her works have largely been lost, Lois Weber made at least 138 films before 1940 — many of which addressed social issues like capital punishment, urban poverty and birth control. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lois Weber, Hollywood's Forgotten Early Pioneer, Has 2 Films Restored

The first American woman to direct a feature-length drama, Weber made woman-centered films with daring commentary. She's barely known now, though the rerelease of two major works may change that.

Louis C.K. in September 2017 in New York City. He jokes about Parkland shooting survivors in newly leaked audio from a comedy club. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival hide caption

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

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Hoptson Shooglenifty
There Is A Wind The Album Leaf
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iconsist Olafur Arsands
Pierre Lafond (Mikael Jorgensen Remix) US Elevator & Mikael Jorgensen
Dancing in the Street Martha & the Vandellas
Dancing in the Street Ramsey Lewis Trio
Eventual Surrender William Tyler
Our Lady of the Desert (feat. Bill Frisell) William Tyler

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Abused Wolves And Troubled Teens Find Solace In Each Other

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Phoenix Rising Steve Winwood

Micah Swimmer oversees a class of Eastern Band Cherokee language learners at the New Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, N.C. Behind him, a bulletin board displays the names of the few remaining fluent speakers of his Cherokee dialect. Liz Schlemmer/WUNC hide caption

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To Save Their Endangered Language, 2 Cherokee Brothers Learn As They Teach

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Artifact Balmorhea
Giving It Away Zero 7
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Though her works have largely been lost, Lois Weber made at least 138 films before 1940 — many of which addressed social issues like capital punishment, urban poverty and birth control. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lois Weber, Hollywood's Forgotten Early Pioneer, Has 2 Films Restored

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The Dumb Girl of Portici soundtrack John Sweeney
Moving On Tony Allen

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