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Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence — and points a finger at systemic failure.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Matt Smith, Prince Philip On ‘The Crown,’ On Prince

The actor, who stars in Doctor Who, Mapplethorpe and Charlie Says, has also famously played a British prince. So we asked him to answer three questions about the Minnesota Prince.

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‘Eugene V. Debs’ Resurrects A Stubborn Question: Why Is Labor History So Boring?

Turn-of-the-last-century labor leader Eugene V. Debs lead an interesting life — but this graphic biography misses plenty of opportunities to render the most interesting parts of it on the page.

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Sky Islands And Starry-Eyed Frogs: Breathtaking Photos Of Remote Ecosystems

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Real Life Provides The Origin Story In ‘Comics Will Break Your Heart’

Faith Erin Hick's sweet new YA novel is reminiscent of the real-life conflict between Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger — and asks what happens when the next generation meets up.

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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

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Director Paul Schrader Tests His Faith In ‘First Reformed’

First Reformed, which Schrader wrote and directed, is up for an Oscar for best screenplay. It tells the story of a divorced minister experiencing a crisis of faith. Originally broadcast June 12, 2018.

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26 Years Later, ‘Lorena’ Revisits The Bobbitt Saga — And The Media Reaction

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Meet The Expert: Esther Perel

Couples therapist Esther Perel leads host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton in a guessing game of relationship statistics.

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Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

Comedian and author Michael Ian Black reflects on starting the very first "Twitter war," redefining masculinity, and his podcast inspired by the Thomas Hardy novel, Jude The Obscure.

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