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Summer marks a time for many high school graduation parties. But there’s nothing that says freshman, sophomores and juniors can’t have their own slice of celebration, too. After all, don’t some of our cinematic and streaming series favorites depict the singing, dancing and teen angst worthy of jubilation? Pick one of these seven movie/TV-themed ideas to praise the perfectly imperfect stage ...

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Some movie scenes seem to get stuck in your head forever — this book captures 72 of the most memorable scenes, such as in “Casablanca” and “The Shining.”

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Not your average history of women’s rights, “She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage (and What Happened Next)” is a collection of heart-pounding scenes and keenly observed portraits. Bridget Quinn tells an intersectional story of the women who won suffrage and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since — from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to Sojourner Truth, from Mary Cassatt to Audre Lorde and from the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor.

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Sidney Poitier, arguably American cinema’s most-influential Black actor, died Jan. 6 at 94. Even after his death, "Brother John" is Poitier’s most-overlooked film. The story of John Kane returning to his little hometown in rural Alabama is a tale of pain, suppressed rage and a fate all of us may face because of our inhumanity to one another. Poitier’s pivotal scene with co-star Will Geer is one of the best in all of cinema.

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