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Marlana VanHoose sings National Anthem at Rand Paul Event (Credit: C-SPAN via Youtube)

Internet gold: blind teenager has superb singing voice

Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir by Carolyn Weber (Credit: Thomas Nelson Publishing)

Surprised by Oxford: best book I read in a year

Dustin Johnson three putts the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington (Credit: AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Did Johnson’s U.S. Open loss overshadow Spieth’s win?

Bubba Watson hits a drive on the 5th tee during round 1 at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington, June 18, 2015 (Credit: AP/Cal Sport Media/George Holland)

The U.S. Open and facing life’s challenges

David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King (2nd from left) marches arm in arm across bridge in Selma, Alabama in a scene from the Paramount Pictures movie Selma (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

5 reminders from seeing Selma

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, has his drive to the basket cut off by the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala during the first quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Credit: Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire/Phil Masturzo)

LeBron James: NBA Finals MVP?

Trevor Noah (Credit: Byron Keulemans)

The Daily Show’s new host: Trevor Noah

Water Lillies an Japanese Bridge (1897 an 1899) by Claude Monet (1840–1926) at the Princeton University Art Museum

Impressionism, coaching and listening

United States' Megan Rapinoe, center,, Abby Wambach (20) and Meghan Klingenberg (22) celebrate Rapinoe's goal against Australia during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, June 8, 2015 (Credit: AP/The Canadian Press/John Woods)

The 2015 Women’s World Cup: be part of something great

The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies poster featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins kneeling with his sword Sting in hand, released on December 17, 2014 (Credit: New Line Cinema)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Credit: AP Photo/David Vincent)

Novak Djokovic and music theory

Christian Bale, in a scene from the new Twentieth Century Fox movie Exodus: Gods and Kings directed by Ridley Scott, as Moses looking over his Jewish people in Egypt (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Vin Scully waits to throw out the first pitch on Vin Scully Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Thursday, August 30, 2012 (Credit: LA.com/Hans Gutknecht)

Lessons from a legend: Vin Scully

Chamblee Ferguson (Ebenezer Scrooge), left, and Cameron Cobb (Jacob Marley) perform a scene during a preview performance of A Christmas Carol at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 (Credit: Dallas Morning News/Rex C. Curry)

The salvation of Ebenezer Scrooge

Matthew McConaughey as the pilot of the Endurance, a spacecraft tasked with exploring new worlds for humaity to colonize, in a scene from Paramount Pictures new movie Intersellar (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Interstellar: Who can you trust? (Spoiler alert)

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) appears to elbow Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova during a scramble fpr a loose rebound during the second quarter of game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Cleveland (Credit: NBA/TNT)

Matthew Dellavedova and the importance of reputation

Robert Downey Jr as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home to defend his estranged father Judge Joseph Palmer, played by Oscar winner Robert Duvall, starring with Duvall for the first time in a courtroom scene from the new Warner Brothers movie The Judge (Credit: Warner Brothers Pictures)

The Judge: should Duvall have played the role?

Stories Sports & Life logo (Credit: Mark Cook)

How stories help make sense of sports and life, part 2

Maegan Tintari's husband sits in theater along looking at a phone or maybe a box of candy before the start of the movie Take Me Home Tonight (Credit: Maegan Tintari via Flickr)

Are Christian movies really that bad?

Shia LeBeouf as Boyd 'Bible' Swan, in a scene from the new Sony Pictures World War II movie Fury, sits in the turret of a Sherman M4A3E8 tank, similar to the one that the real-life World War II tank crew named Fury (Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Making Fury: did Shia LaBeouf become a Christian?

Yaya Toure (R), a forward for Manchester City in the English Premier League, celebrates with teammate James Milner (L) after scoring his first of two goals against Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium, May 17, 2015 (Credit: PA Wire)

Yaya Touré and racism in sports

Robert B Parker Blind Spot, written by Reed Coleman, book cover (Credit: Putnam Adult)

How a Jesse Stone novel reflects our sexual culture

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez talks to reporters in the visitors dugout before the Yankees’ American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts August 16, 2013 (Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder)

How stories help make sense of sports and life, part 1

In the new film Believe Me, desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition (Credit: Riot Studios)

Believe Me: a movie review

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