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Midlife breakthroughs with Toni Morrison, David Chase and Philip Glass.
Underrated and overrated performances from this year’s Oscars, and how to make a political acceptance speech that doesn’t get booed.
The Lincoln Memorial is now one of the most treasured landmarks in Washington, DC. But, for decades, people fought over every aspect of it — and even whether it should be built at all.
Denise Gough on mucousy method actors, an atheist’s love of Christian rock, mocking Kennedys and a photographer’s mentally ill mom.
A case for the most-hated typeface.
The musical children of pop stars.
The fantastic actress who is “A Fantastic Woman.”
What a long, strange Trek it’s been
How “Convoy,” a novelty country song by a couple admen, became a #1 hit.
Completing our favorites list: Stevie Salas on Native American rockers, Angie Thomas on how a TLC lyric saved her life, and the hoax behind the bodice-ripper “Naked Came the Stranger.”
Arts, Culture & Media
May 17, 2018
Trust the man. He’s photographed 15,000 dogs.
Here's what it took to get a cute, slobbery dog to play the tough guy in the Hungarian film "White God."
Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.
Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson performs concerts for the most loyal fans of all — dogs.
The celebrated Soviet dog launched into space in 1957 … and never came home.
From dog painters to elephant orchestras, can creatures really be creative?
May 10, 2018
When it comes to the intricacies of pregnancy, sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction.
“One Day at a Time” showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett shares some of her favorite TV moms from classic sitcoms.
An unsentimental look at motherhood in the animal kingdom.
Finding inspiration in a poem.
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