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Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

In her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan's heroine confronts midlife malaise by reconnecting with men from her past.
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For Ellie Kemper, Kimmy Schmidt Is Just Her Latest 'Weirdo' Role

"I still am not sure what in my face screams 'bunker-cult victim,' " Kemper says. The actress plays a woman who was rescued from an apocalyptic cult in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

Jonathan Balcombe, author of What A Fish Knows, says that fish have a conscious awareness — or "sentience" — that allows them to experience pain, recognize individual humans and have memory.
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A Festival For Mixed-Race Storytellers — And Everyone Else, Too

The Mixed Remixed festival isn't just for folks who are multiracial. It's about connecting people from all over the world who aren't always seen as belonging together.
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Why My Mom Left Me Out Of Her Book

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled author Lynne Rae Perkins wrote a book about her son Frank and their dog Lucky. But she left one important person out — her daughter Lucy.
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Looking Back On How The National Gallery Of Art Got Its Start 75 Years Ago

Philanthropist and collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.
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'An Abbreviated Life' Memoir Captures Lasting Impact Of Childhood Emotional Abuse

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Ariel Leve about her new memoir, An Abbreviated Life. It tells the story of her growing up in a difficult dysfunctional family.
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When King Came To Chicago: See The Rare Images Of His Campaign — In Color

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went north, leading the Chicago Freedom Movement. Bernard Kleina and his camera were there, too — and the former priest walks NPR through his color photos.
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Actor Kevin Hart On Comedy, 'Central Intelligence' And Lessons From His Mom

Hart has drawn enormous crowds to his stand-up shows and comedy films. The actor/comic says he owes a lot to his mom. "She never let me start something without finishing it."
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Not My Job: Three Questions For Actor Terry O'Quinn About Hair

Since O'Quinn doesn't have much going on in the hair department himself, we've decided to ask him three questions about Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.

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