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Cat Videos And All, The Internet May Be Humankind's Greatest Masterpiece

In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan makes the case for the Internet as art. Just look at Twitter, she says. "It's hard to think of a time when poetry was more powerful."
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Exploring The 'Quiet New York' With Emma Straub

Straub's new book, Modern Lovers, is a tale of old friendships, secrets and family entanglements set in a part of Brooklyn writers often ignore: leafy, largely residential Ditmas Park.
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TV Characters' Rising Death Toll Reveals Troubling Pattern

Which TV characters end up in body bags? Vox culture critic Caroline Framke counted every fictional character's death that happened last season. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about what she found.
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Syrian Teen's 9-Minute Doc Hits Cannes, Sundance, L.A. Film Fest

After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.
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'Roots': Here's What You Said About The Remake

This week, the History Channel aired its remake of the classic TV series. Listeners Pious Ali, Frank Bonet and Justin Rogers told us what they thought.
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A Beer, A Plan, A Pipeline: Belgian Brewer Will Funnel Beer 2 Miles Away

When he launched his plan last spring, brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste said it was "no longer sustainable" to rely on trucks to cope with its growing production levels.
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Slavery Scars A Trans-Atlantic Family Tree In 'Homegoing'

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel follows the family lines of two separated half-sisters in 18th-century Ghana: One is married off to an Englishman, while the other is sent to America and sold into slavery.
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Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds off things — from philosophy to financial literacy.
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'Hamilton' Fans Pilgrimage To Founding Father's Once-Forgotten Grave

The smash Broadway hit Hamilton is bringing legions of new fans to the grave sites of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, both at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.
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TV Production Boom Fueled By Scripted 'Must See' Shows

We are in an era dubbed "peak TV," with more television being produced in the U.S. than ever. For people who work in the industry, and for people who watch TV, it's a big deal. Is it sustainable?

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