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Alyosha Levstein's father was a prominent jazz musician who played with Duke Ellington, and his grandfather was a beatnik in St. Petersburg who recorded several albums. Jon Kalish hide caption

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How Russian musicians are raising money for Ukraine

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Olivia Rodrigo teamed up with Lily Allen to perform "F You" at the Glastonbury Festival last week. Kate Green/Getty Images hide caption

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5 protest songs that have taken on new meaning post-Roe

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Chris Herbie Holland (L.) as Tio and Marcel Spears as Juicy in Fat Ham at New York's Public Theater. Joan Marcus/Public Theater hide caption

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Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Fat Ham' takes 'Hamlet' in unexpected directions

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Samara Weaving as Olivia and Eugenio Derbez as Antonio in the new Hulu film The Valet. Dan McFadden/ Hulu hide caption

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Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner in Stranger Things. Netflix hide caption

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'Stranger Things' season finale succeeds by leaning into excess

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A cook prepares borsch at a March 2021 event in Kyiv to promote Ukraine's bid for UNESCO to recognize the dish as part of the country's historical heritage. Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Simone Biles poses wearing her bronze medal from balance beam competition during artistic gymnastics at the Summer Olympics on Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. President Biden will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biles and 16 others at the White House next week. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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The Simpsons is the longest running show on television. Production workers who make the show say they deserve the same protections as the writers and animators. Courtesy of Disney Media & Entertainment hide caption

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'The Simpsons' production workers go union, saying they deserve a place at the table

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Minions: The Rise of Gru is the latest movie in the Despicable Me film franchise. Universal Pictures hide caption

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8 books to enjoy at the beach this summer

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Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù plays Mr. Malcolm, the most desirable bachelor in 1818 London. Ross Ferguson/Bleecker Street hide caption

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Ticking down a checklist of qualifications in 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

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Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books

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