The only place Holiday received formal vocal instruction also gave her bad-girl cred and an ambitious spiritual discipline. It was The House Of The Good Shepherd For Colored Girls, a Catholic convent.
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With her well-researched, beautifully written book, Rachel Monroe addresses the desire to consume stories of murder and mayhem — and what it reflects about us and the world around us.
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We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.
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Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.
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The prime minister, in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, calls the backstop deal reached by his predecessor "anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."
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Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.
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