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‘Beyoncé in Formation’ is a Texas Professor’s Love Letter to Queen B

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Part memoir, part pop-culture scholarship, this slim, engaging book uses Beyoncé as a springboard for wide-ranging ruminations on sexuality, motherhood and activism.
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Tinkering with the Human Heart in ‘Ticker’

Set in Houston, Mimi Swartz’s new book delivers an engrossing human drama populated with off-kilter geniuses.

Early in Mimi Swartz’s fascinating Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart, a surgeon with no good options left cuts out a sheep’s heart and...Read More

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Documentary Follows a Family’s Fight to Change Texas Law that Turned Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman into an ‘Incubator’

62 Days is meant to bring attention to laws that “punish women and put them in extraordinary circumstances where their choices and autonomy are dismissed,” the filmmaker said.

For 62 days, Marlise Muñoz’s family was forced to watch as her body deteriorated. The 33-year-old paramedic had suffered a pulmonary embolism two days before...Read More

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Homeward Bound

The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street.

The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street. – by Michael Hoi...Read More

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Loon Star: Due Process

Ben Sargent on family separation and immigrant detention.

Ben Sargent To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here....Read More

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