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'Like A Jazz Musician': Past Poet Laureate Philip Levine's Posthumous LP


Before his death in 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet collaborated with saxophonist Benjamin Boone in the recording studio. The results have finally been released as The Poetry Of Jazz.

James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo


The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after he was fired earlier this week following the results of the company's internal investigation into the sexual assault of young artists.

Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'


Author Von Diaz' cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta, Ga.

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Before 'Love, Simon': Coming Out And Coming-Of-Age At The Movies

Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it's like to come out in high school. Here's some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.


Childhood Playmates Reconnect, Rekindle Friendship That Transcends Race And Distance

As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.


'Love, Simon' Is Your Typical Glossy, Hollywood, Teenage, Gay Rom-Com

It's a coming-of-age story that's also a coming-out story — and it's in mainstream theaters around the country. Director Greg Berlanti says that's a big deal.

Arts | Books

In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'

Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.


The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

As a major retrospective in Los Angeles shows, the modern American artist got us to take a second look at even common objects like numerals, archery targets and, yes, flags.

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Not My Job: Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Gets Quizzed On Skee-Ball

Diggins won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, so she clearly knows how to ski. But does she know how to skee-ball? She answers three questions about the classic arcade game.


Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.


Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

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