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Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist and asylum-seeker, won two prestigious Australian literary prizes for his debut, a book composed in text messages sent from a detention center on Manus Island. Hoda Afshar hide caption

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A Teen Faces Colorism At School And At Home In 'Genesis Begins Again'

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Composer Nicholas Britell says cellos were central to the score he wrote for If Beale Street Could Talk (starring Stephan James and KiKi Layne, above): "The cellos really became for us this symbol of love, because the movie is about love and injustice." Tatum Mangus /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Beale Street' And 'Vice' Composer Isn't Afraid To Play The 'Wrong' Notes

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'Black Earth Rising' Is A Fascinating, If Clunky, Take On The Rwandan Genocide

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Jussie Smollett speaks last month at an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles by Children's Defense Fund California. Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Say 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Attacked In Possible Hate Crime

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Stephanie Land says that cleaning houses gave her an intimate knowledge of the homeowners: "I knew them by the imprints they left in their bed. I knew them by the ring of coffee from their coffee mug that was always in the same place." Nicol Biesek/Hachette hide caption

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In 'Maid,' A Single Mother Finds 'No Way' To Make It On Minimum Wage

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's new book, Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics details his history with New Jersey politics and thoughts on the Trump administration. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Chris Christie: There Is No One With More Influence Over Trump Than Jared Kushner

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Alice Dwyer plays the young Hanni Lévy in The Invisibles, which focuses on the lives of four German Jews who stayed in Germany during World War II and survived. Greenwich Entertainment hide caption

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'The Invisibles' Reveals How Some Jews Survived Nazi Germany By Hiding In Plain Sight

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