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We All Watch In Our Own Way: A Critic Tracks The 'TV Revolution'

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New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum won't appear on panels pitting TV against movies or books. "Everything is valuable in its own way and they don't need to be in tension with one another," she says.

Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students

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Savage was an artist, an educator, an activist and a community leader. Born on Feb. 29, 1892, Savage once said, "I was a Leap Year baby, and it seems to me that I have been leaping ever since."

The Pulitzer-Winning Play 'Fairview' Is About Being Watched While Black

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It starts with a perfect black family in a model household, like a '70s sitcom. Then it gets weird. Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury says she was inspired by an experience with police surveillance.

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Utah's 'Tandoori Taqueria' Brings Unexpected Indian Spice To Cowboy Country

Taco shops are easier to find in rural Utah than Indian restaurants. The Tandoori Taqueria fuses both cuisines and it's doing brisk business in the middle of cowboy country.

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New Thriller 'The Chain' Has An Origin Almost As Exciting As Its Plot

Novelist Adrian McKinty had several books and prestigious awards under his belt — but no one was buying, and he'd given up writing to drive an Uber when a blog post led to some new opportunities.

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For Bethany Hamilton, Surfing Is 'An Escape From All The Chaos On Land'

Hamilton was 13 years old when she lost her arm to a shark while surfing in Hawaii. She went on to surf some of the biggest waves in the world. Hamilton tells her story in the documentary Unstoppable.

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'The Secret Life Of Bees' Takes On A Second Life As Musical Theater

Sue Monk Kidd's bestselling novel tells the story of a white girl taken in by a family of black beekeepers. The premise posed a welcome challenge for black Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Rocket Scientist Tiera Fletcher On 'Space Jam'

Sure, space is her jam, but what does she know about Space Jam? Three questions about that 1990s movie starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

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Jesse Eisenberg's 'Art Of Self-Defense' Is No Motivational Sports Montage

Eisenberg stars as a stunted young man who seeks out martial arts lessons in Riley Stearns' dark comedy about toxic masculinity. And you won't find him running the steps of Philadelphia's art museum.

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The Dress Hasn't Changed, But The Girls Have

Photographer Adair Rutledge returned to Alabama to learn how the Azalea Trail Maids are redefining what it means to be a symbol of the South — while they wear a 50-pound, custom-made antebellum dress.

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Navajo Nation's LGBTQ Pride Event Celebrates A Return To The Culture's History

Last month, photographer Cayla Nimmo documented the scenes of Diné Pride in Window Rock, Ariz. The festivities were in the shadow of the Navajo Nation's same-sex marriage ban.

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Actor Rip Torn, Who Made His Mark On 'The Larry Sanders Show,' Dies at 88

Torn developed an unpredictable and stubborn reputation, both on camera and in his personal life, but his performances also proved influential on scores of successful television shows.

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Dapper Dan, Telling Stories In Leather, Fur And Logos

The legendary hip-hop designer is now partnering with the big fashion labels who originally shut him down for bootlegging their logos. He's got a new memoir out, called Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem.

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