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Yanny or Laurel? Here's why people hear different things in that viral clip

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| We consulted experts on how human brains perceive sound. The poor quality of the audio file can be blamed for the different ways our brains perceive it. What we expect to hear also matters.

How David Henry Hwang’s 'Soft Power' morphed from a play to a musical

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The playwright realized his story called for music, so he recruited composer Jeanine Tesori for the show that imagines China as the leading world power after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Spotify's 'hateful conduct' policy drags the music industry into the #MeToo moment

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The streaming giant's new policy on artists who engage in "hateful conduct" is a half-measure, but it demonstrates the power the company now wields — and the challenge it now faces.

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What legal sports betting could look like in California

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Sports wagering is already happening on the black market, but now it might become a legal activity. The question is how it would work.

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Tired of blockbusters? Ethan Hawke has 3 indie movies for you this summer

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The Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker discusses the complicated world of independent film and his upcoming movies: "First Reformed," "Blaze" and "Juliet, Naked."

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Tom Wolfe, pioneer of 'new journalism,' dead at 88

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Wolfe's agent said the author died in a New York City hospital. He was 88.

How Andrea Savage brought an edgy woman who's not a terrible mom to TV

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"I'm Sorry" creator and star Andrea Savage offers a refreshing and honest look at modern-day motherhood with a mom whose sense of humor borders on inappropriate.

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Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, dies

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Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday at her home there. She was 69.

'Dear White People' uses comedy to address age-old racial and cultural wounds

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The second season of Justin Simeon's Netflix series draws from the online attacks aimed at him when the show first premiered.

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