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Writer Anthony Veasna So's debut short story collection, Afterparties, is being published after his death last December. Chris Sackes hide caption

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A Young Literary Star Makes His Posthumous Debut With 'Afterparties'

Writer Anthony Veasna So was a rising figure in the literary scene until he died in December. His stories captured the fullness of queer, Cambodian American life.

A Young Literary Star Makes His Posthumous Debut With 'Afterparties'

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Billie Eilish Can't Wait To See The Future

With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, her new album Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners — but the pop supernova tells NPR she's got lots to feel hopeful about.

Billie Eilish Can't Wait To See The Future

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George Harrison performs at the Concert for Bangladesh, held at Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971 in New York City. Asked why he joined in organizing the event, he said, "Because I was asked by a friend if I'd help, that's all." Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images hide caption

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The Celebrity Benefit Concert Was Birthed 50 Years Ago Today

50 years ago, on August 1, 1971, the Concert for Bangladesh, led by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, raised funds — and awareness — for Bengali refugees. What's the legacy of this landmark event?

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We Answered Extremely Random Questions People Had About The Olympics

Did you know competing horses have passports? Why do swimmers have tiny towels? As you cheer on sports you didn't think you cared about during the Tokyo Olympics, we're here to answer all those random questions that keep popping up in your brain.

We Answered Extremely Random Questions People Had About The Olympics

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A relationship contract is a tool for couples to express their needs and work together to craft the parameters of their own unique relationship roadmap. Marie Bertrand/Getty Images hide caption

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From Housework To Sex, Here's How Relationship Contracts Can Help Couples

Relationship contracts might not sound romantic, but all relationships are contractual, Writer Mandy Len Catron says this is a tool for couples to express their needs and work together.

People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japan's capital have topped 4,000 — nearly four times as many as a week ago. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption

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Tokyo's New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time

Daily infections are nearly quadruple the numbers reported just a week ago. Japan's prime minister, who has denied the Olympics are to blame, has extended a state of emergency to the end of August.

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Beneath Istanbul, Archaeologists Explore An Ancient City's Byzantine Basements

Below the surface of the sprawling, modern metropolis is a different world. Archaeologists are gaining insights into the city's ancient past by examining the basements of ordinary buildings.

Beneath Istanbul, Archaeologists Explore An Ancient City's Byzantine Basements

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While rafting down the Guejar River, tourists stop to hike along a stream to a waterfall near the town of Mesetas, which used to be under FARC rebel control in southern Colombia. Carlos Saavedra for NPR hide caption

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Tourists In Colombia Can Now Take Jungle Hikes With Ex-FARC Guerrilla Guides

FARC rebels used to chain their kidnap victims in the jungle until they received ransom. Now tourists pay ex-guerrillas hundreds of dollars to take them hiking and whitewater rafting there.

Tourists In Colombia Can Now Take Jungle Hikes With Ex-FARC Guerrilla Guides

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Saturn Will Soon Put On Its Best Show Of The Year. Here's Where And How To See It

Wipe the dust off your binoculars and extract the family telescope from the back of the closet: Saturn is about to put on its best and brightest show of the year — an act Jupiter will soon follow.

The Dixie Fire in Northern California is about the size of San Diego and has more than 5,800 workers on scene. It's the second-largest active fire in the country as of Saturday. U.S. Forest Service hide caption

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Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the country's largest active blaze, could reach full containment in October. Until then, officials say, wildfire conditions will only continue to intensify.

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Dancer Calvin Royal III Takes Center Stage At ABT — And Beyond

Royal is only the third Black dancer to be promoted to principal at the American Ballet Theatre — which is even more impressive when you know he didn't begin training in ballet until he was 14.

Dancer Calvin Royal III Takes Center Stage At ABT — And Beyond

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When Beavis and Butt-Head debuted on MTV in 1993, critics called the duo "crude," "ugly" and "self-destructive." That did not stop the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America from getting good reviews. Getty Images hide caption

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Here's How Beavis, Butt-Head And Daria Upended TV Animation

"Animation has been critical to the MTV brand from its inception," says MTV Entertainment president Chris McCarthy. The network helped bring adult and experimental animation into the mainstream.

MTV Is Turning 40. Here's How Beavis, Butt-Head And Daria Upended TV Animation

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