Dreams And Reality Forever Intertwined In 'Harlem'

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Grandmaster Bobby Fischer, pictured above in 1971 at age 28, is considered to have been the world's most brilliant chess player. In his new Fischer biography, Endgame, Frank Brady writes that the chess prodigy was a man of paradox: "Bobby was secretive, yet candid; generous, yet parsimonious; naive, yet well informed; cruel, yet kind; religious, yet heretical. His games were filled with charm and beauty and significance. His outrageous pronouncements were filled with cruelty and prejudice and hate." /AP hide caption

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The Troubled Genius of Bobby Fischer

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How Bad Weather Built The 'World's Biggest Markets'

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Protests Break Kafkaesque Hold Of Tunis Government

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New And Established Writers Redefine Chicano Lit

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Betty Friedan, the late author of The Feminine Mystique, is shown in her New York apartment May 25, 1970. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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Stirring Up 'The Feminine Mystique' 47 Years Later

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Think You Know 'How To Write A Sentence'?

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Mothers Teach Daughters How To Relate To Other Women

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Manufacturing Is Vital Component To U.S. Economy

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President Obama greets troops at a rally during an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan last month. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama And 'The Violence Of Peace'

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A Physicist Explains Why Parallel Universes May Exist

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Reagan's Son Sees His 'Father At 100'

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'Why Leaders Lie,' Whether You Believe It Or Not

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'Lastingness': The Creative Art Of Growing Old

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Author Reynolds Price poses in his Durham, N.C., home June 8, 1998. Price, the author of more than 30 books, died Thursday. He taught at Duke University for more than 50 years. Grant Halverson/AP hide caption

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Reynolds Price: A Southern Writer, A Lyrical Gift

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