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Midnight Release Party Summons Muggles For Eighth Harry Potter Installment

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Megan Abbott's Latest Novel: 'You Will Know Me'

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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

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Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn play suburban moms Kiki, Amy and Carla in Bad Moms. Michele K. Short/STX Productions hide caption

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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

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Dentist Protagonists In Literature

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Russian Hacking, Spies, Wikileaks: "Breaking Cover" Has A Lot In Common With The Week In Politics

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'I'm Supposed To Protect You From All This' Is Memoir Fraught With Mystery

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Lots of colleges have these reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. The idea is that books will stir discussion — and unite a class or campus around a topic. Photo Illustration by Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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Comparing Both Conventions As TV: Did Either One Get An Edge?

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For A Female Banker At The Top Of Her Game, What Does It Take To Stay There?

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Real life father and daughter Jonathan and Phoebe Pryce as Shakespeare's Jewish moneylender Shylock and his daughter Jessica, in a new production of The Merchant of Venice. Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

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Indie Bookseller Recommends 3 Vacation Reads

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Hadestown — a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus -- is one of two off-Broadway shows director Rachel Chavkin has running right now. Above, from left, Shaina Taub, Lulu Fall, Damon Daunno, Nabiyah Be, Amber Gray, Chris Sullivan and Jessie Shelton. Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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Rachel Chavkin Loves Chaos, And With 3 Shows In The Works, It Shows

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