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May 25, 2019
Kate Mulgrew plays an inmate named Red on Orange Is the New Black and was a former Starfleet Captain on Star Trek. She's recently written a book called How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir.
May 25, 2019
Two new books — a reissue of 1971's Yellow Yellow and a compilation of Stamaty's MacDoodle Street newspaper strips — highlight the artist's joyful ability to imagine the world the way kids do.
May 25, 2019
Laura Barnett wrote a novel about an aging singer-songwriter sizing up her life in 16 tracks. Then she approached musician Kathryn Williams, who created the book's original soundtrack.
May 25, 2019
"I think we should have that conversation" is this era's preferred nonanswer for politicians trying to avoid tricky subjects, NPR's Scott Simon says.
May 25, 2019
Netflix's ridiculous and over-the-top What/If features Renee Zellweger as a dangerous rich woman with terrible secrets. It's a little bit terrible and a little bit perfect.
May 25, 2019
Ryan Chapman's debut novel opens in the middle of a prison riot as the unnamed narrator cowers in fear for his life — which doesn't seem like a setup for comedy, but it's packed with dark laughs.
May 24, 2019
Singer Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Jason Moran mix original music works with 20th century spoken word to reflect on The Great Migration, when African Americans moved from the South to the North.
May 24, 2019
Wilde says her directorial debut is a "love letter" to the '80s and '90s movies that defined her adolescence. She hopes this film will help Generation Z "celebrate being young."
May 24, 2019
A researcher wanted to see how girls of different nationalities perceived the idea of a princess.
May 24, 2019
Olivia Wilde's lighthearted, female-centric film charts the adventures of two brainy best friends who embark on a quest to reframe their high school identities 24 hours before graduation.
May 24, 2019
As a former pro runner, Charly Haversat would fixate on an unattainable goal: perfection. She discusses the crippling effects of perfectionism, including how it can prevent learning from failure.
May 24, 2019
Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes mistakes have big consequences. Jon Bowers argues that we should always strive for perfection—knowing we will fail and we have to learn from those failures.
May 24, 2019
When it comes to scientific research, mistakes are not only part of—but also crucial—to the process. Phil Plait explains how small setbacks can play a critical role in making big discoveries.
May 24, 2019
After her business failed, Leticia Gasca didn't talk about it for seven years. But once she finally shared the story with her friends, she realized failure is far more common than she thought.
May 24, 2019
Why do we fixate on the negative? Why do setbacks stick in our minds for so long? Alison Ledgerwood shares ideas on how we can change our thinking patterns to reframe setbacks in a positive light.