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Publicist-Turned-Filmmaker Part Of A New Wave

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Nine years ago, on the set of a major Hollywood production, film marketer Ava DuVernay realized she had a story to tell — her own story from the streets of Los Angeles. The result is her latest movie, Middle of Nowhere, which brought the filmmaker a Sundance Festival award for best drama director. She is the first African-American woman to win the award. Audie Cornish talks to Duvernay about her unusual path to directing and her role in the creation of a new wave of black independent filmmakers.

In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.

Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

Mass Shooting Spotlights Bernie Sanders' Stance On Gun Control

Sanders' campaign in the Democratic presidential primary race has excited many progressives. But the big issue of the moment is gun control, where his views diverge with many liberals.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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