Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sept. 16, 1996. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86
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Larry McMurtry Loves The West, But Knocks The Cowboy Off His High Horse
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As bookstores both large and small close across the country, Posman Books is about to open its fourth store in Manhattan. Harry Zernike/Posman Books hide caption

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One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized
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Dust Bowl farmer drives a tractor with his son near Cland, N.M. (1938). Steinbeck writes: "The tractors came over the roads and into the fields, great crawlers moving like insects, having the incredible strength of insects ... monsters raising the dust and sticking their snouts into it, straight down the country ... through fences, through dooryards, in and out of gullies in straight lines." Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress hide caption

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'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless
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It would take more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes to contain the content of Wikipedia, but PediaPress has made an example volume to show what it might look like. "Our goal is to allow everyone to explore the physical dimensions of Wikipedia," says PediaPress founder Christoph Kepper. PediaPress hide caption

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point
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'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner
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From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love
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For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied up the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals — counting both reviewers and authors. Peter Mautsch/iStockphoto hide caption

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When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?
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Swoon Reads, a new young adult romance imprint at Macmillan publishing, solicits manuscripts and invites users to read and rate them. The most popular manuscript gets a first printing of 100,000 copies. Swoon Reads hide caption

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Swoon Reads: The Next Romance Bestseller, Selected By You
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What Wakes B.J. Novak Up In The Middle Of The Night?
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The Annual Awards For Children's Books Are Out
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College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable'
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In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings'
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