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Firearms are exhibited at the annual NRA convention in Dallas this past May. RJ Young's book Let It Bang examines the NRA's relationship with race through his personal, unexpected interest in guns. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Young Black Man' Who Reluctantly Became An NRA-Certified Instructor

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Watch out for Merlina — she'll steal your lunch with no regrets. Christopher Skaife hide caption

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'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

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Vijay Gupta is a violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic whose life's work has been to make music accessible to all. That passion caught the attention of others and this year he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Roman Cho/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

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Since targeting the current administration in his art, 74-year-old Robbie Conal has never been more prolific. He's completed almost 40 paintings of President Trump and the people in his orbit — "more than I've ever done in any year, in the last 20 years." Sean Meredith for NPR hide caption

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'Visionary, Not Reactionary': Artists Take Political Commentary To Streets And Skies

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Smoke engulfs the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986. Susan Orlean tells the story of the fire in The Library Book. Ben Martin/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

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In 'Gmorning, Gnight!' Jonny Sun And Lin-Manuel Miranda Craft A Peppy Pick-Me-Up

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Kerry Bishé plays a woman who goes on a themed cruise for Romanov descendants in the second episode of The Romanoffs. The anthology series premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Jan Thijs/Amazon Studios hide caption

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'The Romanoffs' Feels Like A Short Story Collection Made For The Screen

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