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In ‘This Time Tomorrow,’ Emma Straub looks at the pieces that make a life
Heller McAlpin | May 17, 2022
Riverhead Emma Straub's fifth novel is an entertaining charmer that unleashes the magic of time travel to sweeten its exploration of potentially heavy themes like mortality, the march of time, and how little decisions can alter your life. In This Time Tomorrow, Alice Stern, faced with the imminent death of ...
The case for revolutionizing child care in America
Greg Rosalsky | May 17, 2022
Pixabay Parents of the world, unite! OK, so Dana Suskind's call to arms doesn't have quite that revolutionary zeal. But it comes close. In her new book, Parent Nation, Suskind says millions of kids in America are getting left behind during their first three years of life — years that ...
In Appreciation of Teachers: Share a poem
Reena Advani, Cassidy Ann Dyce | May 17, 2022
Share a poem about a teacher who inspired you. Jess Eng | NPR As the school year draws to a close, is there a teacher who has inspired you? NPR's poet in residence Kwame Alexander says his mother was his first teacher. He learned from her that "teachers are a ...
The new Downton Abbey film is here, and its creator says misery isn’t compulsory
Mary Louise Kelly, Manuela López Restrepo | May 17, 2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era film trailer. Try as he may, Julian Fellowes can't seem to escape the Crawley family and their antics. It might be because Fellowes is the executive producer and creator of Downton Abbey, the smash hit television series that spanned six seasons and one movie ...
Billboard Music Awards honor Mary J. Blige as a musical icon
The Associated Press | May 16, 2022
Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur. After ...
Margo Price recalls the uppers, downers & out-of-towners of early motherhood
Margo Price | May 15, 2022
Margo Price, performing on the roof of Third Man Records on Sept. 13, 2018 in Nashville. Jason Kempin | Getty Images Margo Price is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville. The below appears in the chapter "Uppers, Downers & Out-of-Towners" from Price's forthcoming book, Maybe We'll Make It: A Memoir, publishing ...
Britney Spears says that she had a miscarriage
Rina Torchinsky | May 14, 2022
This April 12, 2018, photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chris Pizzello | Invision/AP Britney Spears and her fiancé Sam Asghari have announced that the singer had a miscarriage. "It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we ...
‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ is still weird, even as a TV show
Linda Holmes | May 14, 2022
Rose Leslie and Theo James as Clare and Henry. Macall Polay | HBO Some books really might be unadaptable. The Time Traveler's Wife was a very popular 2003 novel that told a complicated tale. Beginning when Clare Abshire is six, she has meetups with an adult man in a clearing ...