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Not My Job: We Quiz Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk On Fancy Birds

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In college, Laurie Halse Anderson thought she might become a translator — and in a way, she did. "I translate imagination onto the page," she says. Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House hide caption

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

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Mary Kay Place plays Diane in Diane, the debut feature film by director Kent Jones. Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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In 'Diane,' An Older Woman Faces Up To Her 'Unlived Life'

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W.S. Merwin found inspiration in his conservation work and in his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Jill Greenberg/Courtesy of Copper Canyon Press hide caption

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Poet W.S. Merwin, Who Was Inspired By Conservation, Dies At 91

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Host Ophira Eisenberg chats with comedian Aparna Nancherla on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Aparna Nancherla: Introvert Goes 'Corporate'

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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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Phylecia Jones: How Can We Encourage Girls To Keep Pursuing Math?

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Dan Finkel: How Can Play Help Us Understand Math?

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Masha Gershman: What Can We Learn From The Russian Approach To Math Education?

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Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

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Envy is a useful tool for social comparison. But sometimes, it can lead us to wicked places. Steve Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Counting Other People's Blessings

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Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to Sandra Day O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary. Mike Moore/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Anna (Anna Konkle) and Maya (Maya Erskine) are 7th grade best friends in Hulu's critically-acclaimed comedy PEN15. Alex Lombardi/Hulu hide caption

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Shrill executive producer Lindy West enjoyed making a fictionalized version of her life: "You can work out all your grudges and your resentments against everyone you've ever met, except with this plausible deniability because it's fictional," she says. Jenny Jimenez/Hulu hide caption

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In 'Shrill,' Lindy West Made The Body Positive Show That She Never Had

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Barbara Loden wrote, directed and starred in Wanda, a 1970 film about a drifting woman. Courtesy of Criterion hide caption

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Overlooked In The '70s, 'Wanda' Finally Gets Her Due

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