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'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

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Remembering Bob Wilber, A Standard Bearer For Traditional Jazz

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The kitten Hank was infected with fleas and a deadly feline virus before Hannah Shaw took her in. Hank became the cover model for Shaw's new book on neonatal kitten care, Tiny but Mighty. Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House hide caption

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How Hannah Shaw, The 'Kitten Lady,' Rescues The Most Fragile Felines

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Janet Mock attends a red-carpet event for Pose earlier this month. Mock is a writer, director and producer of the TV show about ball culture in 1980s New York City. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person

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'Kochland': How The Koch Brothers Changed U.S. Corporate And Political Power

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Sister Helen Prejean has written a new memoir called River of Fire, detailing her spiritual life before her activism against the death penalty. Michael Lionstar/Random House hide caption

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: 'I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone'

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Toni Morrison With 3 Conversations Over 4 Decades

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'This Changes Everything': Geena Davis On Empowering Women In Hollywood

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When she was growing up, New Yorker culture writer Jia Tolentino attended a Houston megachurch with her family. "The population was extremely white and wealthy, which my family was not," Tolentino says. "It was the kind of place where you had a daily Bible class from first grade 'till senior year." C. Elena Mudd hide caption

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'New Yorker' Writer Fears We're Fooling Ourselves In The Internet's 'Trick Mirror'

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Remembering Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker

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'Vision Portraits' Filmmaker Wanted To Chronicle Other Artists Who Are Blind

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Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

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Wanda Sykes surprised herself by coming out publicly as a lesbian at a 2008 LGBTQ rally in Las Vegas. "I didn't even know that I was going to do it," she says. "It wasn't planned at all." Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix hide caption

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Wanda Sykes Loves Stand-Up: That's Where 'I Can Be Free,' She Says

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Novelist Laura Lippman isn't interested in writing that sensationalizes crime. She says she aims to center her work in "a respect for victims." Lesley Unruh/Harper Collins hide caption

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'Cities Are Resilient,' Says Baltimore Crime Novelist Laura Lippman

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It may plague your summer peaches and plums, but the fruit fly is "one of the most important animals" in medical research, says conservationist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. Sefa Kaya/500px Prime/Getty Images hide caption

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Bugged By Insects? 'Buzz, Sting, Bite' Makes The Case For 6-Legged Friends

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