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'River On Fire' Explores Genius, Madness And The Poetry Of Robert Lowell

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Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

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New Book Focuses On The 'Humanity Of Syria' Lost In The War

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'The Hate U Give' Explores Racism And Police Violence

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Author Lionel Shriver On Cultural Appropriation And The 'Sensitivity Police'

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'Harmless Like You' Is A Story Of How Hurts Are Inherited

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From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story. Lew Rovertson/Getty Images/StockFood hide caption

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An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

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Gary Cooper plays the sheriff in the 1952 film High Noon. Author Glenn Frankel says the film can be viewed as a parable for the Hollywood blacklist era. Associated Press hide caption

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What A Classic '50s Western Can Teach Us About The Hollywood Blacklist

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'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

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In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

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An Irish Immigrant Fights On The Great Plains In 'Days Without End'

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Uncovering Presidential Secrets, From Washington To Trump

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