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Sylvan Esso On The Pressure To Make Magic — Again

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Once Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn became famous as Sylvan Esso, they immediately felt the burdens of replicating their success. Three years after their electro-pop debut, they're back with What Now.

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David Byrne Remembers Jonathan Demme, Collaborating On 'Stop Making Sense'

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Jonathan Demme directed Stop Making Sense, among the greatest concert films of all time, featuring David Byrne's band, Talking Heads.

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Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' Delivers A Timely And Feminist Message

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A new 10-part adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman living in a totalitarian state. Critic David Bianculli says the miniseries depicts a bleak and haunting future.

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'Veep' Executive Producer On Making A Show About The 'Craven Desire For Power'

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The HBO series is now in its sixth season. Producer Frank Rich also writes a column for New York magazine about the intersection of politics and popular culture.

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'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

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"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

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Trump Plan Would Cut Taxes For Companies -- And People, Too

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NPR economics correspondent John Ydstie joins Here & Now's Robin Young to go over some of the details of President Trump's tax plan.

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Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?

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The new film I Am Not Your Negro paints a picture of the prophetic writer's racial outlook that challenges the feeling of hope I once found in his words.

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Gabi Cranmer and Genna Smith

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Gabi Cranmer and Genna Smith are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Kira DeRemer and Rachel Caudell

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Kira DeRemer and Rachel Caudell are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Dylan Tackley and Jake Orrell

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Dylan Tackley and Jake Orrell are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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