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‘How do I know she’s being forced?’: New exhibit reveals the dark underbelly of human trafficking

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Credit: Kay Chernush Where does human trafficking take place? In Russia, China, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and… all over the United States. Labor trafficking occurs in elder care, nail salons, babysitting. Sex trafficking is happening to runaway teens, an issue highlighted earlier this year after the Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Photos: Four decades of William Wegman’s Weimaraners

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Photo courtesy of William Wegman For more than 40 years, artist William Wegman has been making portraits and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs, who have appeared in numerous publications and on television shows like Sesame Street...Show More Summary

Gentrification is awkward, painful and funny in this new web series on North Oakland

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In “The North Pole,” residents of North Oakland live through changes in their neighborhood wrought by gentrification. Photo by Danny Telles In the opening scene of the new web series comedy “The North Pole,” three best friends, Nina,...Show More Summary

5 moody graphic novels that influenced the Harry Potter illustrator’s work

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A image from “The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” out in stores this month. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Hagrid and Dumbledore have captivated the minds of readers around the world since J.K. Show More Summary

How Harvey Weinstein came to the rescue of other alleged abusers in Hollywood

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Producer Harvey Weinstein in September 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder Long before starmarker Harvey Weinstein was ousted over accusations of sexual misconduct and assault — behavior that stretched back decades and affected dozens...Show More Summary

Why the director of ‘Tangerine’ is trading iPhone filmmaking for 35mm

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Still from the new film “The Florida Project,” which was shot entirely on 35mm film. Photo by Marc Schmidt, courtesy of A24 “Tangerine” was Sean Baker’s 2015 breakout dramatic comedy about a transgender sex worker upset that her boyfriend,...Show More Summary

Why MacArthur ‘genius’ Viet Thanh Nguyen says writers should make people uncomfortable

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Viet Thanh Nguyen at a book reading at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) “I think I have to be willing to be unsettled and to be uncomfortable,” Viet Thanh Nguyen told the NewsHour earlier this year, about how he writes and how he lives. Show More Summary

3 books you need to read to understand the Civil War

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Workers remove monuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a Confederate general, from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. August 16, 2017. How...Show More Summary

Behind the castle doors, a crew of Renaissance fair workers find family amid the fantasy

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Actors Brian Douglas and Ruta Douglas Smith portray Thomas Boleyn, the Viscount Rochford, and Elizabeth Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Photo by Abbey Oldham/PBS NewsHour Three hundred thousand visitors...Show More Summary

Banning books like ’13 Reasons Why’ makes it harder for teens to open up to adults, author says

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Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images When Hannah Baker, a fictional teen in the young adult novel “Thirteen Reasons Why,” records 13 tapes explaining why she took her own life, it’s her way of ensuring she isn’t silenced. Her...Show More Summary

Burn this story about Yoko Ono after you’ve read it

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Yoko Ono pauses at one of the entry points to her art work “Entrance” at the Teatro Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo taken in 1998. Photo by Reuters The instructions were simple, but take years to complete. One night in London more than 50 years ago, Yoko Ono broke a vase on stage before her audience. Show More Summary

After the Juggalo March on Washington, a long legal fight ahead

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Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, gather at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on September 16, 2017 to protest the FBI’s classification of the group as a gang. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage) On...Show More Summary

Author Angie Thomas sheds light on ‘private, hidden conversations’ about race, says former professor

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Author Angie Thomas’ novel “The Hate U Give” has been named a finalist for a National Book Award. The founder of the creative writing program that inspired author Angie Thomas to write “The Hate U Give,” a young adult novel that has swept The New York Times’ best-seller list, remembers how the book started. Founder Dr. Show More Summary

These provocative posters will make you think differently about ‘We the People’

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An image from “We the People,” ThoughtMatter’s project to make the U.S. Constitution more accessible. Courtesy of ThoughtMatter Americans don’t know the Constitution. More than half of those surveyed can’t name any of the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. Show More Summary

Projection artists bring light to social issues with attention-grabbing protests

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Members of activist group The Illuminator projected an image of Edward Snowden onto ash in a Brooklyn park. Photo courtesy of Emily Andersen/The Illuminator For about 10 minutes, in a Brooklyn park on an April night, an image of Edward...Show More Summary

Reviews of Clinton’s memoir were deleted for violating company guidelines, Amazon says

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Copies of Hilary Clinton’s new book “What Happened” line shelves before she arrives for a book signing in Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York. Photo by REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Mega-retailer Amazon has come under scrutiny for deleting...Show More Summary

13 fall books that will make you think

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If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to “re-engage” with thought-provoking books. Photo by Getty Images Fall is coming, and with it cooler temperatures, the shedding of leaves and those perfect eveningsShow More Summary

This viral song calls out Bollywood’s sexism. Here are the English lyrics

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“I am tired after kissing their asses,” an actress sings as she dances to camera, addressing her male director off-screen. “You only make me dance in underwear or small clothes.” These are two of the many one-liners packed into a new...Show More Summary

Kate Millet, renowned feminist who shed light on ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies at 82

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American feminist leader Kate Millet, best known for her 1970 book “Sexual Politics,” died Wednesday in France at the age of 82. Photo by Getty. American author and activist Kate Millett, best known for her 1970 book “Sexual Politics,”...Show More Summary

Conservative book publisher eschews New York Times Best Seller rankings

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Ann Coulter signed copies of her book “Adios America” at a bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. “Adios America” was a New York Times Best Seller. Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images The publisher known for its books by conservative authors...Show More Summary

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