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Neil Young, performing in Lake Hughes, Calif. in 2019. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Spotify removes Neil Young's music after he objects to Joe Rogan's podcast

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50 years ago, 'Zoom' spoke to children about their real lives

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Matthew Macfadyen says of his initial impression of Succession was that it was "fantastically acid and funny and interesting." Graeme Hunter/ Sourdough Productions/HBO hide caption

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With 'Succession', Matthew Macfadyen finds himself a long way from Mr. Darcy

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Tanya Tagaq's powerful new album 'Tongues' aims for hope among hard truths

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Actor Amir Jadidi stars in Asghar Farhadi's film, A Hero. Amazon Studios hide caption

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Writer-director Joss Whedon attends Dark Horse: Conversations With Joss Whedon during Comic-Con International 2016. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Rethinking Joss Whedon's Legacy Amidst Bullying Allegations

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Imani Perry speaks at the Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Jan. 17. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Want to understand the U.S.? This historian says the South holds the key

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Amy Schneider will seek to continue her historic winning streak Tuesday night on "Jeopardy!" Casey Durkin/Jeopardy Productions Inc. hide caption

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Novelist Angeline Boulley's first book for teenagers, Firekeeper's Daughter, won multiple awards from the American Library Association this year. Amber Boulley /Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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They didn't get the Newbery or Caldecott but these kids' authors won big this year

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Little Brown & Co.

'And I say, Hey! HEY!' Aardvark Arthur's wonderful new days are ending

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