Author Mark Ribowsky describes Otis Redding as "bigger than the music he sang, because of how he sang and interpreted it during the most traumatic, metamorphic decade in history." Volt Records / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Like An Avalanche': Otis Redding's Unstoppable Crossover

"He had an underground kind of appeal that built on itself," says author Mark Ribowsky, whose book Dreams to Remember traces Redding's unlikely pivot into national stardom.

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Movie Interviews

Fact-Checking 'San Andreas': Are Earthquake Swarms For Real?

Seismologist Lucile Jones discusses how accurate — or not — the plot of this new California earthquake thriller really is. Bonus: Her advice on what to include in an earthquake kit.

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Shots - Health News

Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations

Sometimes Greg O'Brien gets a tingling in the back of his brain that tells him a hallucination is coming. Lions. Spiders. Birds. Sometimes the creatures are friendly. Too often, they're not.

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Joseph Kim was born in North Korean in 1990, and he came to the United States in 2009. Currently, Kim attends college in New York City. Martin Bentsen /Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Author Mark Ribowsky describes Otis Redding as "bigger than the music he sang, because of how he sang and interpreted it during the most traumatic, metamorphic decade in history." Volt Records / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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