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Oliver Sacks was an author, physician and a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

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Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun'

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

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Marie Jalowicz Simon survived the Holocaust by hiding with friends and strangers in Berlin. From the private collection of Hermann Simon hide caption

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

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Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

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The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

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'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

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Manzano, shown above with Rosita — a bilingual Muppet from Mexico — recently announced that she will be retiring from Sesame Street after 44 years. Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop hide caption

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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors are seen parked at Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa in Japan. The U.S. military established a presence on Okinawa during World War II. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

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'Science Of Mom': Scientist Sorts Through Studies So Parents Don't Have To

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