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'River On Fire' Explores Genius, Madness And The Poetry Of Robert Lowell

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Experts Or Censors? The Debate Over Authors' Use Of Sensitivity Readers

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Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

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New Book Focuses On The 'Humanity Of Syria' Lost In The War

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'The Hate U Give' Explores Racism And Police Violence

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Author Lionel Shriver On Cultural Appropriation And The 'Sensitivity Police'

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'Harmless Like You' Is A Story Of How Hurts Are Inherited

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

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From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story. Lew Rovertson/Getty Images/StockFood hide caption

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