How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

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Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) are plenty difficult themselves on AMC's Breaking Bad, one of many cable shows Brett Martin discusses in his book. Frank Ockenfels/AMC hide caption

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A Deeper Dive Into Television's 'Difficult Men'

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Lillian Leitzel, The High-Flying 'Queen' Of The Circus

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Steamy Novel An 'Education' In Youth, Love And Mistakes

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'Empire Falls' Author Richard Russo Gives E-Publishing A Try

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Carole King is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Richard Drew/AP Photo hide caption

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For Carole King, Songwriting Is A 'Natural' Talent

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"These thing that were a part of me before the crash, are still present in me" - Joshua Prager James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Can Everything Change In An Instant?

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'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

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Can Infidelity Make A Relationship Better?

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In his new memoir, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson describes his life in music — and how he mimicked beats at just 10 months old. Danny Clinch/Grand Central Publishing hide caption

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Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

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Buying Four Wedding Dresses Made Bride Give Up Mirrors

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Little Green opens in 1967 and follows Easy Rawlins' search for a young man who disappeared after visiting the Sunset Strip, seen here in 1966. HF/AP hide caption

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Ever-Changing L.A. Links Walter Mosley To His Mid-Century P.I.

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A Mother Rescues Her Daughter From War-Torn Syria

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Punter Kluwe Muses On Life, The Universe And 'Sparkleponies'

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Surviving Summer Camp In James Patterson's 'Middle School'

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