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Ursula K. Le Guin wrote more than 20 novels, including The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series. Marian Wood Kolisch/Courtesy of Copper Canyon Press hide caption

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Sci-Fi Titan Le Guin Wanted To 'Stand Up And Be Counted' As A Writer With Kids

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Daniel Day-Lewis (left) plays a renown fashion designer, and Vicky Krieps is his muse, in Phantom Thread. Laurie Sparham /Focus Features hide caption

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Oscar-Nominated 'Phantom Thread' Focuses On Fashion's 'Most Obsessive'

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Lena Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi. Todd MacMillan/Showtime hide caption

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'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe Says Television 'Taught Me How To Dream'

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'Coco' Filmmakers Explore The 'Connection To Loved Ones Past'

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Patrice Banks own the Girls Auto Clinic in Upper Darby, Pa. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Girls Auto Clinic Owner: 'I Couldn't Find A Female Mechanic, So I Had To Learn'

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Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

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DeWanda Wise plays Nola, a self-described "sex-positive, polyamorous, pansexual," in the Neflix series She's Gotta Have It. David Lee/Netflix/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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31 Years Later, Spike Lee Puts A New Spin On 'She's Gotta Have It'

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Couples therapist Esther Perel says, "Many affairs will remake a relationship. You can renegotiate the entire thing." Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

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Ranky Tanky Builds On The Music And Culture Of Slave Descendants

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Michelle Dockery plays a rancher and single mom in Netflix's Godless. Ursula Coyote/Courtesty of Netflix hide caption

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'Godless' Creator Was Determined To Put His Own Spin On The Classic Western

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James Franco plays eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Franco says Wiseau "looks sort of like a mix between a vampire and a pirate and Michael Jackson. ... He has long black hair that looks like it's dyed with magic marker." Justina Mintz/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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James Franco Tackles A Hollywood Story 'Unlike Any Other' In 'Disaster Artist'

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Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 11, 1991, regarding Clarence Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court. AP hide caption

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For Years, Anita Hill Was A 'Canary In The Coal Mine' For Women Speaking Out

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Stars Of 'The President Show' Present An 'Off The Rails' Version Of Trump

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For Anesthesiologist, Easing Pain And Erasing Memories Is All In A Day's Work

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Patton Oswalt co-starred on the comedy series King of Queens and voiced the main character in the Pixar film Ratatouille. More recently, he has appeared in Veep, Justified and Young Adult and other TV and film roles. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix hide caption

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Patton Oswalt: Falling In Love Again Was Like 'Getting Hit By Lightning Twice'

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