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'The Undefeated' Wins Caldecott Medal, While 'New Kid' Picks Up Newbery


Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson's book won the Caldecott, the top prize for picture books, and Jerry Craft's novel won the Newbery for kids' books.

'This Isn't New': Questions For Tochi Onyebuchi, Author Of 'Riot Baby'


Tochi Onyebuchi's slim, devastating novella follows a young man born amidst the chaos of the 1992 Rodney King riots — and his sister, whose terrifying magical powers can't protect him from racism.

Photographing One Of America's Oldest Tofu Shops


Ota Tofu has nourished the Japanese American community in Portland, Ore., for more than 100 years, using a production process that has changed little through the decades.

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A Drug Kingpin Worries Over His Imminent Regicide In 'The Gentlemen'

Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film's "rigorous and largely circular" plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey's undercooked performance, anyway.

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'First, Last And Always, I Am A Fan': Michael Chabon Steers Latest 'Star Trek'

The Pulitzer prize-winning author says he never had the "chutzpah" to dream of writing for Star Trek. But now, he's showrunner and executive producer on Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access.

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In 'Sexual Citizens,' Students Open Up About Sex, Power And Assault On Campus

Profs. Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Kahn asked more than 150 undergrads about their sex lives — what they wanted out of sex, how troubling encounters unfolded, and misunderstandings led to assault.

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'Zombi Child': When The Real Horror Is Colonialism

Writer-director Bertrand Bonello uses the tale of a Haitian zombie to explore intergenerational racial trauma in this quiet, moody film.

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'Nora From Queens' Is, And Is Not, Awkwafina

Awkwafina's career has ranged from rap to Crazy Rich Asians to a Golden Globe for The Farewell. Now, she's putting down a lot of her old habits in a new Comedy Central series.

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A Very Naughty Boy: Remembering Monty Python's Terry Jones

Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters, and for co-writing the "Spam" sketch.

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In True Tale 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' Townspeople Accuse Each Other Of Murder

Emma Copley Eisenberg's book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia — and digs into questions of how deeply misogyny and bias can run inside a community — as she tracks an unsolved double murder.

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The Rose City Classic Dog Show Is Something To Bark About

Nearly 3,000 very good dogs competed in Portland's annual Rose City Classic Dog Show.

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Marina Franklin: Single Black Female

Comedian Marina Franklin talks about her early efforts getting into comedy, and her latest stand-up special, Single Black Female.

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Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Misconduct Allegations Ahead Of Grammy Awards

The organization that puts on the annual Grammy Awards says Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the organization.

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