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Maya Angelou Reads 'Still I Rise'

Author and poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. In a recording, Angelou reads her poem "Still I Rise."
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.
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#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny

As details emerge about a Santa Barbara college student who killed six people, Americans are raising questions on social media about misogyny, sex and entitlement. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
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Nikki Giovanni Honors Her Late Friend Maya Angelou

Legendary poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Poet Nikki Giovanni, who was a friend, remembers her life and work.
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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28

You can see an old play about love, money and family or celebrate the 30th anniversary of a best-selling reggae album with the band behind it.

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McMurtry Takes Aim At A Legend In 'Last Kind Words Saloon'

The famed writer of Westerns uses his first novel in five years to blow a few holes in the myths surrounding the shootout at the OK Corral. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it "a peach of a book."
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Bill Murray Offers Bachelor Party Advice On Love And Life

At a South Carolina steakhouse over Memorial Day weekend, the comic actor told friends of a groom that if they find love themselves, they should test it by going on a trip around the world.
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Book News: U.K. Plan To Cut American Lit From Tests Prompts Fierce Backlash

A push to protect To Kill A Mockingbird. Also: Notable books coming out this week include a wildly original collection of poetry and a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thriller.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 27

You can laugh it up at a new adaptation of an old story or attend a discussion and concert on the intersection of music and cultural diplomacy. 

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