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Lukas Nelson On Staying Home And Focusing On The Music

NPR's David Greene talks to Lukas Nelson about a new album, hunkering down with family, silver linings and focusing on what's important in life.

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'Save Yourself': Cameron Esposito Is Here To Help You Through Hard Times

The comic couldn't have known her memoir would come out in the midst of a global pandemic. But her aptly titled book includes observations that feel eerily pertinent to these unsettling days.

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Need Some Fresh Ideas? Family-Friendly Ways To Spend Your Days Inside

Parents have been circulating ideas for how to keep kids happy — or at least occupied — during this time of social isolation due to COVID-19. Our Arts Desk has some heart-felt suggestions to offer.

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'Vivarium': House Hunters, Unnatural

A young couple seeking a house in the 'burbs encounter an unexpected (sub)development and cannot leave. Despite its Twilight Zone premise, the film's "eccentricity and wit" carry it a long way.

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Alicia Keys Reflects On How Life Experiences Gave Her Permission To Be 'More Myself'

The Grammy winner is coming out with a new album, Alicia, and has written a forthcoming introspective book, More Myself. She says she wishes she could tell her teenage self "to know she is enough."

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Virtual 'Love Sweet Love' From Quarantined Berklee College of Music Students

Student Shelbie Rassler, eager to bring her community together amidst quarantine and isolation, organized a massive performance of the pop classic "What the World Needs Now" and put it on YouTube.

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Afro-Funk Saxophonist Manu Dibango Dies Of COVID-19

The Cameroonian musician who became an international star with his song "Soul Makossa" died Tuesday at age 86 in Paris. His music helped fuel disco — and songs by Michael Jackson and Rihanna.

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Tom Nook, Take Me Away! 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Is A Perfect Escape

We're kicking off a new feature on games and gaming culture with a look at the latest version of an old favorite: Animal Crossing is back with loads of new features. Tom Nook, however, is eternal.

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'Little Fires Everywhere' Finds Families Ready To Collide

In the Hulu limited series adapting Celeste Ng's novel, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington star as two mothers whose daughters are pulling away from them.

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Will Alternative Newspapers Survive the Pandemic?

How are the alternative weekly papers weathering the pandemic?