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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies At 89

Hall, the author of more than 40 books, died on Saturday at his family farm in the town of Wilmot, N.H.

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To Answer Hollywood’s Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

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Actor Diego Luna On The ‘Awakening’ Around Mexico’s Presidential Election

"There is a need to say, 'Ya basta,' " Luna says, "you know, enough is enough." A few years ago, Luna left Hollywood and returned to Mexico, where he became a political activist.

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A Cornucopia Of Comic Artists Pay Homage To Michael Chabon’s Escapist

Chabon created the Escapist for his 2000 novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — but now he's become a real comic hero, his exploits drawn by equally legendary figures such as Will Eisner.

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A 18th Century, Gender-Bending Mystery: What Did ‘The Fox’ Say?

Jordy Rosenberg's debut novel, Confessions of the Fox, is a speculative retelling of The Threepenny Opera as a queer love story.

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‘A Very English Scandal’ Stars Who Else But A Very English Hugh Grant

Grant plays popular progressive Jeremy Thorpe in the TV miniseries coming soon to Amazon. Thorpe's political career ended in the 1970s after an ex-lover accused him of an affair and a murder plot.

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David Lynch Memoir ‘Room To Dream’ Charms — But Doesn’t Demystify

The book — which Lynch wrote with journalist Kristine McKenna — is intimate and honest about the filmmaker's quirks and flaws, but doesn't dislodge the air of mystery that's settled around his work.

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Playing Hanafuda With The Hand You’re Dealt

As a fourth-generation Japanese American, photographer Will Matsuda tries to unpack some of the liminal spaces of cultural identity in America. He grew up playing hanafuda, a Japanese card game.

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Crying Toddler On Widely Shared ‘Time’ Cover Was Not Separated From Mother

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‘The King’ Fuses Elvis’ Turbulent Life Story With The Soul Of America

Eugene Jarecki's documentary uses the rise and fall of Elvis Presley to track the ups and downs of America's past century. Critic Justin Chang calls The King a "feverishly analytical" musical essay.

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