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A young nurse investigates murders in 18th century China in ‘The Red Palace’

June Hur's history-based novel binds fiction to fact in a gripping young adult mystery. A nurse in 18th century Korea's royal court tries to track down the killer of four women.

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A young nurse investigates murders in 18th century China in ‘The Red Palace’

June Hur's history-based novel binds fiction to fact in a gripping young adult mystery. A nurse in 18th century Korea's royal court tries to track down the killer of four women.

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‘Anatomy’ is a gothic love story stirring up mystery and medicine

In Dana Schwartz's novel, it's 1817 and Lady Hazel, set to marry a cousin, just wants to study medicine. She meets a boy who helps her — and the journey is an adventure from there.

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Spotify removes Neil Young’s music after he objects to Joe Rogan’s podcast

The move comes two days after Neil Young requested that his work be removed from Spotify in protest over coronavirus misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast.

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50 years ago, ‘Zoom’ spoke to children about their real lives

For the anniversary of the kids' TV show, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting has more than 100 episodes set to stream online. Original cast members are celebrating on, you guessed it, Zoom.

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Twitter boots a bot that revealed Wordle’s upcoming words to the game’s players

A bot account sent mean notes to users who posted their Wordle score — and it also revealed the next day's answer. It was suspended for violating Twitter's rules.

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With ‘Succession’, Matthew Macfadyen finds himself a long way from Mr. Darcy

In 2005, the British actor played brooding aristocrat Mr. Darcy in the film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Now, he's Tom Wambsgans, a scheming Midwesterner on the HBO series Succession.

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Peter Robbins, who voiced Charlie Brown in the 1960s, has died

As a child actor, Robbins voiced one of Charlie Brown's most famous lines — "I got a rock" — in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

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Disney defends its ‘Snow White’ remake after criticism from Peter Dinklage

The actor was "taken aback" by the studio's plan to revisit a story with problematic representation of dwarfs. Disney says it is taking "a different approach" to the live version.

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‘Honor’ is a searing meditation on the meaning of dignity in a dehumanizing world

Thrity Umrigar's novel is about India's humanitarian crisis — with its depictions of misogyny and scenes of public shaming, mistreatment and torture — but it's also about a transformative journey.

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