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Memories Of Home: Share Yours As A Poem

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NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear about the people or places you come from. Drawing on all five senses, craft a poem about your home, using memories and your own words.

We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books

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We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.

'This Way Up' Deserves A Spot On Your Crowded Viewing List

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It can be hard not to miss lower-profile streaming shows. But This Way Up, a comedy created by Irish actress Aisling Bea and streaming on Hulu, has a sweet and funny story to tell.

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'A Good Provider' Argues Migration Can Be Salvation

Jason DeParle's new book follows one Filipino family for over 30 years. He had originally intended to research slum life — but discovered that migration was what lifted the family out of the slum.

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Artists Take On Global Migration: 'It's Hard To Watch And It's Hard Not To Watch'

An exhibition in Washington, D.C., features some 75 works — paintings, photographs, videos and installations — reflecting on displacement and relocation. Many of the artists are immigrants themselves.

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Finding Identity Without Gender: A Queer Photographer's Journey

Photographer Ally Schmaling created a portrait series exploring queer and gender nonbinary identities. They say: "If there is not space for you, make space."

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'The Righteous Gemstones' Takes Aim At Megachurch Millionaires

In the HBO comedy created by and starring Danny McBride, a powerful preacher and his adult children are very poor examples to their flock.

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It Slices, It Dices, It Binds And It Stops Bugs: Dental Floss Is Your Secret Multitool

From starting a fire to delivering a baby, that little box of string in your medicine cabinet is your best tool for tackling countless travel troubles.

Entertainment | Arts

True Medical Mysteries Get The TV Treatment On Netflix's 'Diagnosis'

The Netflix series Diagnosis is like true crime with diseases instead of murderers, and it's even better when it pauses to consider the real challenges of health care shortfalls.

Music | Arts

A Lost Album From John Coltrane, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director

Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

Entertainment | Arts

Straight from the Greek

Contestants are given commonplace English words and are asked to correctly identify their obscure Greek origin.

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To All The Bays I've Loved Before

Ophira Eisenberg and guest announcer Cecil Baldwin read love notes addressed to geographic B-A-Y bays, written as if they were B-A-E baes.

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Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy

Antoni Porowski, a charming fifth of Netflix's Queer Eye, talks about his love for cooking and corgis, and is given a choice to play a game about guacamole or a game about books. Which does he choose?