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A.I. Produced ‘Portrait’ Will Go Up For Auction At Christie’s

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This Portrait Is Reminiscent Of A Rembrandt But Artificial Intelligence Created It

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with art appraiser Erin-Marie Wallace about how a piece of art that was created by an algorithm, but looks like a Rembrandt can be appraised.

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Take Thrilling Comfort In ‘Bodyguard,’ Where The Malfeasance Is Just Fiction

A new BBC/Netflix series about terrorism and political chicanery delivers plenty of thrills — but ultimately lacks seriousness. Critic John Powers says Bodyguard is "awash in a timely cynicism."

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‘Pleasant’ Doesn’t Interest Melissa McCarthy: ‘Who Wants To Watch That?’

McCarthy likes to take on "three-dimensional, flawed" characters. Otherwise, she says, "there's nothing to sink your teeth into." She stars as a caustic literary forger in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Of ‘Veep,’ ‘Seinfeld’ Fame, Receives Mark Twain Prize

The comic actress was presented with the humor award in a star-studded ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night.

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Futuristic Dreams Turn To Nightmare In ‘Electric State’

In his latest book, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag uses his ghostly photorealism to create an alternate America overcome by an addiction to technology, by drought, by war and loss and loneliness.

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In ‘She Wants It,’ Jill Soloway Gets Transparent About Their Life And Work

The creator of the hit show about a trans woman and her family says patriarchy and white supremacy have a hold on storytelling in Hollywood — and other people want a chance to speak.

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Barbara Kingsolver Captures The Feeling Of Being ‘Unsheltered’

Kingsolver's new novel opens with a family suffering a slew of disappointments — job losses, aging parents and kids returning home — then jumps back in time to draw subtle parallels with the past.

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‘The Hate U Give’ Star Says The Novel Was Like ‘Reading My Own Diary’

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Prejudice Complicates The Course Of Love In ‘A Very Large Expanse Of Sea’

Tahereh Mafi's new novel follows a young Muslim teenager in the years just after 9/11, and what happens when a popular boy in her class falls for her — will she choose love, or self-preservation?

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