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Andrew McCarthy Recalls His Brat Pack Years In A New Memoir

The star of movies like St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink writes about his tumultuous 20s in Brat: An '80s Story. Of that era's movies, he says the emotions are timeless, the hair not so much. → Read More

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A Constitutional Quirk Inspired Stacey Abrams' New Thriller, 'While Justice Sleeps'

Article Three of the Constitution gives Supreme Court justices lifetime appointments — but doesn't cover what to do if they become incapacitated. For Abrams, that was the spark for an exciting story. → Read More

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German Gymnasts Cover Their Legs In Stand Against Sexualization

Female gymnasts from Germany wore full-length unitards instead of leotards in a recent competition. Psychology professor Elizabeth Daniels says it's a statement about comfort over outward appearance. → Read More

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On 'Vulture Prince,' Arooj Aftab Finds New Meaning In Familiar Words

Aftab's third record, Vulture Prince, was completed after the loss of her younger brother; it weaves grief and longing through the different styles the artist dabbles with. → Read More

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Old Ways Cradle A New Life In 'I Sang You Down From The Stars'

Caldecott Medal-winning artist Michaela Goade's Tlingit heritage her illustrations for I Sang You Down From the Stars, about a woman following Indigenous customs as she prepares for motherhood. → Read More

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Blowing Bubbles And Running From Bombs: The Reality Of War For The Children Of Syria

As the 10-year anniversary of the war approaches, a new book from the photojournalist Bassam Khabieh shares moments of normalcy and resilience against a backdrop of violence, displacement and fear. → Read More

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Relief Money Could More Than Double Support For Child Care Needs In Mississippi

Carol Burnett, who heads an advocacy group for child care centers, says the funds will help mothers enormously — "whether they're trying to get out of poverty" or "find a pathway to higher income." → Read More

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Grace Potter On 'Daylight' And Grammy Nominations: 'I Do Belong Here'

Grace Potter, a nominee for at this year's Grammy Awards, confesses that Daylight, more than any across her body of work, is the album she wants to be recognized for. → Read More

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Misinformation And Mistrust Among The Obstacles Latinos Face In Getting Vaccinated

Vaccination programs work best when as many people as possible get vaccinated, but Latinos are getting inoculated at lower rates. A group that helps immigrant workers is working to change that. → Read More

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Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

As cities offer vaccine appointments for people with a BMI of at least 30 — the medical benchmark for obesity — Dr. Fatima Stanford pushes back against the shame faced by those with the disease. → Read More

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Guards, Generosity, Patience: A Volunteer Effort To Vaccinate Public School Workers

In Washington, D.C., hospital staff vaccinated 1,750 public school workers in one day. It was a hard-won success amid a fragmented nationwide vaccination campaign fraught with challenges. → Read More

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Where Did The Flu Go? Homebound Kids Shape A Mild Season

There have been just 165 flu-related hospitalizations since October. Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner says virtual schooling has kept kids from spreading the flu so readily. → Read More

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Actor And Author Ethan Hawke: Writing 'Forces You To Think Through Things'

Hawke's latest novel is called A Bright Ray of Darkness. It's about a famous young actor in a crumbling marriage who immerses himself in a Broadway production of Shakespeare's Henry IV. → Read More

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The Trojan Women — And Many More — Speak Up In 'A Thousand Ships'

Natalie Haynes's new book tells the epic story of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the women involved in it. And that means all the women — from Troy and Sparta, goddesses, Amazons and more. → Read More

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Here's How America's Crisis Feels Too Familiar To This Immigrant Who Has Covered War

No, Washington, D.C., is not Baghdad, despite now having a Green Zone of its own. But the events of Jan. 6 make the comparison more apt than any of us would wish. → Read More

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Betto Arcos Shares The Power Of Community In 'Music Stories From The Cosmic Barrio'

In his new book, the globetrotting journalist and longtime NPR contributor collects some of his favorite reports from musicians and music communities around the world. → Read More

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On 'Introducing...,' Aaron Frazer Contemplates Love And The Road Ahead

Best known for drumming and singing with soul revival band Durand Jones & The Indications, Frazer charts his own course on his solo debut, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. → Read More

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Conifer Cuisine: Don't Toss Your Christmas Tree Yet! Here's How You Can Cook With It

If you haven't taken down your Christmas tree yet, no worries. We don't judge. Baker and cook Julia Georgallis has suggestions for how to eat your holiday tree. → Read More

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George Clooney's New Sci-Fi Film Is About 'Our Desperate Need' To Be With Loved Ones

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with George Clooney — actor, director, raconteur — about his new science fiction movie, The Midnight Sky, and the place we find ourselves in at the end of 2020. → Read More

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Asian American And Pacific Islander Turnout Helped Hand Biden Georgia

Asian American voter turnout was up 91% on Election Day 2020 compared to 2016. Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood with Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Atlanta chapter describes how activists made that happen. → Read More