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The Legacy Of Surfer And Filmmaker Bruce Brown

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Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

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Many people who have worked in kitchens say the restaurant industry's problem goes far beyond high-flying personalities and celebrity chefs. Even when harassment is not sexual, abusive work environments flourish in the industry. byakkaya/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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DeWanda Wise plays Nola, a self-described "sex-positive, polyamorous, pansexual," in the Neflix series She's Gotta Have It. David Lee/Netflix/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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31 Years Later, Spike Lee Puts A New Spin On 'She's Gotta Have It'

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Once she started having fun onstage, Tiffany Haddish says "People were kind; it was easier to move forward." Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators hide caption

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Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley has been suspended after "multiple, credible allegations" of sexual misconduct. Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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'The Last Jedi' Is Not More Of The Same In 'Star Wars' Franchise

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A woman photographs inside the "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity" room during a preview of the Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on Feb. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bruce Brown, seen in 1963, attempts to balance a mounted camera on his board while catching a wave. The man behind the seminal 1966 surfing documentary The Endless Summer died Sunday at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age of 80. Bob Bagley/Bruce Brown Films via AP hide caption

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Couples therapist Esther Perel says, "Many affairs will remake a relationship. You can renegotiate the entire thing." Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

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