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'Gentleman Jack' Swaggers Off The Page And Onto The Screen


A new HBO show takes on the life of Anne Lister, a real-life British landowner of the 1830s whose voluminous coded diaries detailed her extensive — and sometimes open — love affairs with women.

How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog


The West African vocalist talks about bringing out the Afrobeat in Celia Cruz's rich Cuban catalog with the tribute album Celia.

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'


On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.

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Help Us Celebrate National Poetry Month With Your #NPRPoetry Tweets

It's that time of the year when we tip our hats — and yours — to the art of the verse. All month, tweet your mini poems with the hashtag #NPRPoetry, and we'll pick some to feature on-air and online.

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'Ramy' Is About One Millennial American Muslim — And Everyone's Racist Uncles

A new TV series from the comedian Ramy Youssef — based on his own experience growing up as an Egyptian American in New Jersey — is trying out some different first-generation narratives.


100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.


'Fast Color' Celebrates A Supermom Who Literally Moves Heaven And Earth

Moms perform heroic tasks every day, but they rarely get portrayed as superheroes. Fast Color tells the story of three generations of black women and the supernatural powers they inherit.

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Retta: Tweet Yo' Self

Retta reflects on trading her career in chemistry for comedy, her "crazy" audition for Parks And Recreation, and what she loves about portraying a fully-realized character on Good Girls.

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In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

In her new film, Moss plays a punk singer struggling with addiction. "The only mistake we could make was not going far enough," she says.

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Pixar's SparkShorts Set Out To Ignite More Diversity in Animation

The animation studio has launched a series of short films intended to increase leadership opportunities for women and people of color — populations historically underrepresented in the field.

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Georgia Engel, Sweet-Voiced Star Of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies At 70

Engel played Georgette, the wide-eyed girlfriend of anchorman Ted Baxter. She had a long career on television, including roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, and Hot In Cleveland.

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Pulitzer Prizes Honor Journalists Under Threat With New Crop Of Winners

Prize Administrator Dana Canedy is stepping behind the lectern Monday to deliver good news to distinguished journalists, authors, musicians, scholars and others ranging across 21 categories.

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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home And Relationships With Domestic Help

Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the home.