"I wanted to explore that kind of grief, that desire...to bring back who you love and to wish for that power not simply out of hubris, but to see the one you love back again," LaValle says.
Protesters gather outside the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, June 16, 2017, after St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner arrived in theaters six months to the day after interracial marriage was legalized by the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision in 1967. Above, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton and Spencer Tracy.
George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images
Bill Cosby walks outside the courtroom during a break on the third day of his sexual assault trial in the Montgomery County Courthouse June 7, 2017 in Norristown, Pa.
Mark Makela/Getty Images
"Racial impostor syndrome" is definitely a thing for many people. We hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling "fake" or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage.
Kristen Uroda for NPR
American Muslim shop owner waits for customers as he sells different types of lanterns for sale as part of preparations for the Holy Month of Ramadan in Bayridge neighborhood in Brooklyn borough of New York, United States on May 24, 2017.
Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Elizabeth Taylor, (from left) George Segal, Richard Burton and Sandy Dennis starred in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A theater director in Portland recently cast an African-American actor as Nick (Segal's role) — and found the Albee estate withheld rights to the play.