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An Oncologist's Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography

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Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin plays Jeanne Marwan, a math instructor who goes on a grim scavenger hunt to piece together her mother's life, in director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the play Incendies by Quebec writer Wajdi Mouawad. Sabrik Hakeem/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Horror

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Pride Syntax

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This Weekend, HBO Has Something For Everyone

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Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.

Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

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'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

E. T. Mensah, who died 20 years ago, played highlife, an offshoot of jazz that for years was the most popular style of music in southern Africa. Milo Miles reviews a new anthology of Mensah's music.

'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

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Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Aug. 5. Michael Kranish and his colleague Marc Fisher are the authors of Trump Revealed, a biography about Trump's life and career that is based on the work of more than 20 of the Post's reporters, editors and fact-checkers. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.

Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

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Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."

Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

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Aging And Unstable, The Nation's Electrical Grid Is 'The Weakest Link'

In her new book, The Grid, Gretchen Bakke argues that the under-funded power grid is incapable of taking the U.S. into a new energy future. She explains the challenges to Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

Aging And Unstable, The Nation's Electrical Grid Is 'The Weakest Link'

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Stunned Silence, Then A Standing Ovation For 'Let Me Tell You'

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen explores questions of time, memory, nature and human isolation. His recent collaboration with soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan has garnered worldwide attention.

Stunned Silence, Then A Standing Ovation For 'Let Me Tell You'

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