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'Me Too' Founder Tarana Burke Says Black Girls' Trauma Shouldn't Be Ignored

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How An Author And Illustrator Adapted Nina Simone's Complicated Life Story For Kids

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Karl Ove Knausgaard On Exploring A 'World Out Of Joint' In His New Book

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Anita Hill teaches courses on gender, race, social policy and legal history at Brandeis University. Lisa O'Connor /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Anita Hill Started A Conversation About Sexual Harassment. She's Not Done Yet

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Young's New Collection Of Poems, Called 'Stones,' Is About Life And Death

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How Our Brains Create Meaning From The Sounds Around Us

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In his 30 years of sharing sex advice, Dan Savage has seen changes in how his audience communicates, what they ask and how opinions — even his — evolve. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co. hide caption

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Dan Savage Looks At What Has Changed In The 30 Years He's Been Giving Sex Advice

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Novelist Edwidge Danticat: Allow Haitians To Determine Their Own Future

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Richard Powers' Book 'Bewilderment' Explores Life On And Beyond Earth

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'The Forgotten First': Remembering Black Players Who Broke The NFL's Color Barrier

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'The Contrarian' Profiles Peter Thiel, PayPal Co-Founder And Political Provocateur

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The Complex And Surprising History Of Humanity And Water

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America Is Divided. Evan Osnos' 'Wildland' Looks At How That Happened

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