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Music Interviews

Billie Eilish Can't Wait To See The Future

With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners — but the pop supernova tells NPR she's got lots to feel hopeful about.

Magic Times Mokhov
Breeze Little West

Civil rights leaders and members of the Texas Legislature last week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were meeting to discuss actions to stop restrictive voting measures. Cheriss May/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Black Leaders Question Whether Biden Will Fulfill His Promises To Black Voters

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Pareen Mhatre was born in India but has spent almost all of her life in Iowa City. She has never known a life outside the United States, but she has no clear path to permanent residency. Pareen Mhatre hide caption

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Pareen Mhatre

They Came To The U.S. As Children, But At 21, Their Legal Status Runs Out

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Lionheart Emancipator
Ibiza Vibes Teau
Weekend SZA

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Billie Eilish Can't Wait To See The Future

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Getting Older Billie Eilish
Everything I Wanted Billie Eilish
Spaces Tesk

Writer Anthony Veasna So's debut short story collection, Afterparties, is being published after his death last December. Chris Sackes hide caption

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A Young Literary Star Makes His Posthumous Debut With 'Afterparties'

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Day Narrative Niklas Aman

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16 Extremely Random Questions About The Olympics (Answered In 50 Words Or Less)

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Feels Calvin Harris, Big Sean et. al.
21 Ghosts III Nine Inch Nails
Big Sky Koresma
The Overlook Koresma

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