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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

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Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., is this year's winner of the prestigious World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, hosted by the Livestock Marketing Association. Morgan Leigh Meisenheimer/Livestock Marketing Association hide caption

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Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

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Lee Child is the author of 19 Jack Reacher novels — and is currently working on the 20th. Sigrid Estrada/AP/Random House hide caption

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This Time It's 'Personal': Lee Child Writes His 19th Jack Reacher Novel

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David Mitchell's previous books include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Cloud Atlas. /Paul Stuart hide caption

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

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Singer Ian Curtis on stage in 1980 with Joy Division, whose song "Transmission" is among those explored in Greil Marcus' book The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs. Rob Verhorst/Redferns hide caption

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The Other Rock History

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A great white shark swims near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico in a promotional image for Discovery Channel's Shark Week in 2013. The network special Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives opened Discovery's annual Shark Week programming in 2013. Andrew Brandy Casagrande/Discovery Channel/AP hide caption

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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

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Francisco Antolin, the driver and co-founder of Tell A Story, speaks to a couple of Danish tourists who purchased some books from his mobile bookstore. The converted van travels around Lisbon and sells translations of Portuguese literature. Laura Secorun Palet/Ozy.com hide caption

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The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

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If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

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Rapper Prodigy, shown above performing in New York City, published his debut novel, H.N.I.C., in 2013. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images hide caption

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Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

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Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

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