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Pete Townshend originally wrote the songs on The Who's new album for Roger Daltrey as a solo artist. "I wrote them for Roger because I knew that Roger would sing them best," he says. William Snyder/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Pete Townshend On World Cafe

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'This Isn't Speech:' Attorney Carrie Goldberg On Revenge Porn

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"The profession we love has been taken over," psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, "with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory." Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming' — And They Are Rightfully Angry

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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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London's 'Mudlark' Pulls Treasure From The Thames

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Flutist Eugenia Zukerman sets her struggle with Alzheimer's to verse in her new memoir. Angela Jimenez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'Like Falling Through A Cloud,' Eugenia Zukerman Explores Her Changing Mind

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British author Bernardine Evaristo poses with her book Girl, Woman, Other. She would later win the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, an honor she shared with Margaret Atwood. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Booker Prize Is Shared By The 12 Black Brits In 'Girl, Woman, Other'

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'We're All Struggling': Writer Saeed Jones Reflects On Identity And Acceptance

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Ringo Starr Gives Us Another Peek Behind The Curtain With 'Another Day In The Life'

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In 'Mobituaries,' Mo Rocca Gives People The Second Send-Offs They Deserved

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From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears

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Allison Moorer's music has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and an Academy of Country Music Award. Heidi Ross/Da Capo Press hide caption

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Years After Her Parents' Murder-Suicide, Musician Allison Moorer Finds Healing

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'Felon' Author Says, 'Everybody Has To Tell Their Kids Something'

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In The 'Dream House,' Carmen Maria Machado Recounts Nightmares

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In a new book of essays, literary luminaries share stories of surviving dark times and the foods tied to those memories. Think of it as a cathartic dinner party. Meryl Rowin hide caption

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Racial Unrest Of Early '90s Los Angeles Resurfaces In 'Your House Will Pay'

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