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‘Hollywood Park’ Compassionately Depicts The Suffering And Struggles Of Addiction

Musician Mikel Jollett writes of his young years spent in the Synanon cult and how music helped him overcome these dark days, but misses a chance to discuss music as art and the ideas guiding him now.

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Did They Or Didn’t They? ‘Quiz’ Centers On 2 Accused Game Show Cheats

A limited series premiering on AMC deftly sketches the portrait of a married couple who get put on trial for cheating to win the top prize on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic

All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen. Read the comic for directions on how to fold and what to write in your zine. Then share it with Life Kit on social media. We'd love to see it!

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‘Quaranzines’ Bring Readers Together Despite Distancing

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet has become home to a growing number of self-published "quaranzines" on everything from cutting your own hair to building emergency hand washing stations.

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Disney World And Other Florida Theme Parks Outline Reopening Plans

The popular theme parks will open their doors in the next few weeks and say they're planning to keep guests and employees as safe as possible.

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A Memoir Reflects On What Happens To The ‘Fairest’ Of Them All

During a boyhood in the Philippines, Meredith Talusan received positive reactions to the white skin and blonde hair accompanying albinism. She found a different response as a trans woman in the U.S.

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How The ‘Lost Art’ Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience

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Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Activist And Writer, Dies At 84

Kramer was a writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS.

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‘Running For Your Life’: A Community Poem For Ahmaud Arbery

For this latest community poem, NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander sifted through more than 1,000 submissions reacting to the killing of Ahmaud Abrery and created a poem that speaks with one voice.

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HBO Max’s Original Series: A Guide For The Perplexed

The new streaming service launches with a handful of original series, featuring ballroom culture, Anna Kendrick, Elmo and crafting. We take a look at what's on offer.

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