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Three women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia were honored with a prestigious award this week. But they can't receive it because they are on trial for their activism.

The feature film stars Mary Kay Place as the titular Diane, a woman trying to save her adult son from a drug addiction — and confronting her deep-seated guilt. She appears in every scene.

The groundbreaking novel<em> Speak </em>told the story of Melinda, a teen who stopped speaking after a sexual assault. In her poetry memoir,<em> Shout,</em> Anderson opens up about being raped when she was 13.

On his new album titled <em>c.1300-c.2000, </em>the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.

The Arkansas-born blues singer looks back on her career and discusses <em>Travelin' Woman</em>, her first album in more than 20 years.

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how Mario Puzo's novel <em>The Godfather</em> ended up in a pile of books on the streets of Kabul and sparked one young man's imagination.

In the book <em>Speaking of Alabama</em>, an essay by linguistics professor Catherine Davies calls "y'all" a speech "improvement" — at least when referring to the plural second person.

Cyclocross racer BrittLee Bowman chose a double mastectomy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34.

NPR's Scott Simon talks to <em>The Verge</em>'s Casey Newton, who reported on the mental health costs to social media content moderators in the U.S., who spend hour after hour monitoring graphic content.

Original poems by the gangsters Bonnie and Clyde are going up for auction on May 4 in Texas. The poems reveal a more authentic side to the often glamorized duo.

As Mardi Gras approaches, the music of New Orleans is in the air. The band Galactic not only has a new album, <em>Already Ready Already, </em>but the members bought the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hozier about his latest album, <em>Wasteland, Baby!</em>

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Why millennials are burned out

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President Trump condemned Friday’s New Zealand mosque attack, but did not condemn the white supremacy motives of the gunman.

The link between Trump and white supremacists

President Trump condemned Friday’s New Zealand mosque attack, but did not condemn the white supremacy motives of the gunman.

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Double jeopardy, when you’re charged for the same crime twice, is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. Paul Manafort may be a victim of it.

Does Paul Manafort face double jeopardy if he goes to trial in New York?

Double jeopardy, when you’re charged for the same crime twice, is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. Paul Manafort may be a victim of it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Men tend to dominate the top spots in professional kitchens, and get the credit for pushing cuisine forward. But women have played a pivotal role in shaping the way we eat.

Women who changed what you eat

Men tend to dominate the top spots in professional kitchens, and get the credit for pushing cuisine forward. But women have played a pivotal role in shaping the way we eat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

How women changed what you eat (and how you eat it)

Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

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Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

Where to spot stellar wildflowers along the Central Coast

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

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Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

Where to spot stellar wildflowers along the Central Coast

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

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A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is trying to figure out what makes some people overdrink.

Drink too much? Your brain brakes may be failing

A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is trying to figure out what makes some people overdrink.

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