Alder branches form a bridge in a Dumfriesshire, Scotland, stream. (Jan. 17, 2014) Andy Goldsworthy/ Abrams hide caption

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Fine Art

Sculptor Turns Wind, Leaves And Rising Tides Into 'Ephemeral Works'

British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."

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Book Reviews

An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.


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Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, won the National Book Award in 2010. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says her just-published new memoir, M Train, is a worthy — though altogether different — successor. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Solomonov describes Israeli-style hummus as "a marriage of chickpeas and tehina." Michael Persico/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Lady Gaga plays a mysterious character called the Countess on the new season of FX's American Horror Story, which begins on Wed. Suzanne Tenner/FX hide caption

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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asks a question of presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 25. Earlier, Trump had Ramos removed from the room. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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