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Charlottesville, through a graduate's eyes

A former University of Virginia student reflects on the complicated racial history of her alma mater.

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Top Picks: The Science Channel series 'The Planets,' the MotionX-GPS app, and more

The movie 'Wilson' stars Woody Harrelson as a man who discovers he has a teenage daughter, the venerable Newport Folk Festival is a rare opportunity to see some of the best groundbreaking female singers live, and more top picks.

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Peal, repeal, rappel – and climbing down

After the Senate’s healthcare votes, the word ‘repeal’ took on a new fascination for me.

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Unexpectedly cleansed

I was pointed feet-first toward the doorless doorway on a marble slab, completely naked.

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Top Picks: 'Frantz' on DVD and Blu-ray, the Yahoo Weather app, and more

With the app Leafsnap, you can take a photo of a leaf and the app will identify it for you, head to YouTube to check out Winston Churchill’s remarks, commonly known as his “We shall fight on the beaches” speech, if you enjoyed 'Dunkirk,' and more top picks.

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Awakening to all kinds of possibilities

Why English has so many forms for the verbs referring to coming out of sleep

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Alexander Hamilton: statesman, dueler, birthday party theme

Projected to earn $1 billion and earning Tony-Award glory, 'Hamilton' the musical is still going strong in backyards and classrooms across the country.

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A garden that only a human could love

Out West, hungry critters abound, and our plants are their would-be banquets.

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Mass. event brings dance out of the theater

Earlier this summer, the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) produced “Dancing in the Streets,” a series of free outdoor dance performances created in 2013 in support of the local dance community. 

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Top Picks: Netflix's 'Daughters of Destiny,' Public Service Broadcasting's 'Every Valley,' and more

The story of 'Beauty and the Beast' is back with a new live-action adaptation, the Surfline app gives you information about conditions before you go, and more top picks.

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Hollywood returns to King with ‘The Dark Tower’

Stephen King movie and TV adaptations are nothing new, but interest seems particularly high this summer and fall as movie projects like 'The Dark Tower' and TV series like 'Mr. Mercedes' arrive.

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Putting the ‘roar’ into extraordinary

Making the case for a go-to term for journalists who want to signal newsworthiness.

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Why I’m totally into totality

Later this month, the path of a total solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina.

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Sam Shepard, celebrated playwright and actor, remembered as a 'plainspoken poet'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor is best known for his off-Broadway plays and leaves a treasure-trove of works chronicling values and ideals in the American West.  

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Women and minorities still underrepresented in film, new study shows

Despite public interest in seeing a diversity of characters represented on the silver screen, the number of women, minorities, LGBT people, and disabled characters in films remains largely unchanged from last year. 

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Top Picks: Charly Bliss's 'Guppy,' National Geographic's video of a feather star, and more

In PBS’s 'Ireland’s Wild Coast,' cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson explores everything from the impressive Skellig Rocks to the various wildlife that can be seen in the beautiful area, the classic story of King Kong gets an interesting update with the movie 'Kong: Skull Island,' and more top picks.

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‘Collusion’ and its playful roots

A look at the surprising etymology of this dark word in the news.

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What I saw, and what she knows

Until you’ve actually taken pictures in a place, you don’t know how people will respond.

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When it comes to 'sharenting,' new parents are divided over online footprints

Pop singer Beyoncé's recent choice to share a photo of her twin babies on Instagram highlights a debate among parents who were raised on digital media about how much to reveal about their children online. 

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Top Picks: The Wood Brothers' 'Live at the Barn,' the movie 'The Sense of an Ending,' and more

Fans of Mozart can add a visual component to their enjoyment with a video by filmmaker Matthew Rycroft titled 'Siege of Salzburg,' the Komoot app can help you plan the best path for an outdoor adventure, and more top picks.

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