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David Sedaris lives in West Sussex, England, where he's known for picking up trash along the side of the road. Ingrid Christie/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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David Sedaris On The Life-Altering And Mundane Pages Of His Old Diaries

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Sen. Al Franken On Comedy, Trump And The 'Curdling' Of Washington

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In the second season of the Netflix series Master of None, Aziz Ansari's character falls in love with his Italian friend Francesca, who is already engaged. Netflix hide caption

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting

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In Homecoming King, Minhaj talks about growing up caught between cultures. Netflix hide caption

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Comic Hasan Minhaj On Roasting Trump And Growing Up A 'Third Culture Kid'

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After 6 Prison Terms, A Former Inmate Helps Other Women Rebuild Their Lives

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"This instrument right here, born in Africa, but then made in America and then altered by white America — that's the story of so much of our music," Rhiannon Giddens says of the banjo. John Peets/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Speaks For The Silenced

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"I can't imagine there's ever been a more feminist television show," says I Love Dick creator Jill Soloway. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway Seeks To Upend Television With 'I Love Dick'

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Before landing her first film role, Gabourey Sidibe struggled to find work. "This is my path, and I'm really grateful that I'm on it," she says of acting. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe On Anxiety, Phone Sex And Life After 'Precious'

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Federal housing policies created after the Depression ensured that African-Americans and other people of color were left out of the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects, such as Detroit's Brewster-Douglass towers. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

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W. Kamau Bell performs at Vulture Festival Comedy Night in New York City in 2014. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for New York Magazine hide caption

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W. Kamau Bell's 'Awkward Thoughts' On Racism And Black Comedy

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The inmates in Bellevue are awaiting trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from sleeping on the subway to murder. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward

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President Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. The president is a homebody who hates interpersonal conflict, says journalist Maggie Haberman. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House

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A galley proof shows some of the work that went into adding "ginormous" to Merriam-Webster's 2007 collegiate dictionary. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

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Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House

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For Christopher Eccleston, Co-Starring On 'The Leftovers' Meant Rethinking His Faith

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