Containerized cargo is stacked high on a China Shipping Line freighter in 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida. Despite China's growing economy, author Daniel Altman believes cultural and demographic factors will prevent it from overtaking the United States as an economic power. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The view from the Metro North stop at 125th Street February 15, 2001 in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts' new collection of essays reminisces on her experience moving to Harlem compared with that of the literary giants like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston who came before her. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Kenneth Slawenski lives in New Jersey. He founded the website DeadCaulfields.com, and has been researching J.D. Salinger: A Life for the past eight years.   hide caption

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