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Brandon Michael Hall, LaChanze and Chuck Cooper in Roundabout Theatre Company's Trouble in Mind. Joan Marcus/Roundabout Theatre Company hide caption

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A prescient play about race in America has its long-overdue Broadway premiere

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Thomas Gavin might be America's most prolific artifact thief — but the jig is up

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'Wait Wait' for Dec. 4, 2021: With Not My Job guest Audra McDonald

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2 cousins celebrate their childhood neighborhood in 'Dream Street'

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Two separate groups of fans from the Philippines take a photo together before the BTS concert at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Nov. 27. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Lady Gaga responds to criticism of her performance in 'House of Gucci'

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Alec Baldwin says he's confident he's not at fault in 'Rust' shooting

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David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, pictured here in a still from the film. Selma film hide caption

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What three films and their Black characters reveal about America's ideas on race

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Louise Erdrich and Kevin Brockmeier are not writing campfire ghost stories

There are all different kinds of ghost stories and types of ghosts. Maybe the ghost is a malicious spirit out for revenge, or a marshmallow man parade float come to life, or maybe it's truly a friendly ghost — Casper, here to be pals. In today's first featured interview, Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Louise Erdrich about her novel The Sentence which is set in a haunted bookstore in Minneapolis. Then NPR's Ailsa Chang interviews Kevin Brockmeier about his book of short spooky stories The Ghost Variations.

Louise Erdrich and Kevin Brockmeier are not writing campfire ghost stories

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