The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (with art by Brian Stelfreeze) is the top-selling comic of 2016 so far. Marvel Entertainment hide caption

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Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon
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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for fiction Han Kang, right, and her translator who shares the prize, Deborah Smith, following the award ceremony in London. They received the award for the novel, The Vegetarian. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Crepes are a cousin of the enchilada, says Mexican chef Pati Jinich. A vestige of French intervention in Mexico, crepes are now considered classics of Mexican gastronomy. (Above) Jinich's crepe enchiladas with corn, poblano chiles and squash in an avocado-tomatillo sauce. Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Empty storefronts line the streets of Northern Cambria, Pa., Jennifer Haigh's hometown. Rob Arnold hide caption

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'Heat & Light' Digs For The Soul Of Coal Country
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Cairo's Tahrir Square (seen here in January) isn't actually a square — it's a traffic circle. And today, years after it was the site of anti-government demonstrations, it's a beautifully manicured, sterile space. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History
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"Manly health!" Whitman wrote in the New York Atlas. "Is there not a kind of charm --€” a fascinating magic in the words?" The poet is seen here in an engraving that appeared in several editions of Leaves of Grass. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Song Of My Self-Help: Follow Walt Whitman's 'Manly Health' Tips (Or Maybe Don't)
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Activist, Professor, Historian — Now A Poetry Pulitzer Prize Winner
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George Plimpton Reissues Books That Took Us Inside The Game
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Chilean writer and poet Pablo Neruda, after being awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. STF/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Lost Neruda' Can Now Be Found In 'Then Come Back'
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Following in the footsteps of authors like Charles Dickens, Julian Fellowes will release Belgravia as a serial. Kevin Day hide caption

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'Downton' Creator Brings Drama On The Installment Plan In 'Belgravia'
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Robert McCloskey was still a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment to do some sketches. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts. Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75
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Beverly Cleary, shown during a story hour in the park, was a children's librarian before she became an author. "Boys particularly asked: Where were the books about kids like us? And there weren't any at that time," she recalls. Courtesy of HarperCollins hide caption

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Beverly Cleary Is Turning 100, But She Has Always Thought Like A Kid
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As Beverly Cleary Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories
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Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley star in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, a book that's been celebrated for its depiction of positive consent. James Bridges/20th Century Fox/AP Photo hide caption

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When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend
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British politician Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, make a toast upon their arrival in Switzerland in August 1946. Stories of Churchill's special relationship with alcohol are legendary — and champagne was his truest passion. A new book reveals the extent to which that passion imperiled his already threadbare bank balance. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Jim Harrison set his stories in the American wilderness. "I like outside better than inside," he said. Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Harrison, 'Legends Of The Fall' Author, Dies At 78
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Actor Henry Godinez as the philosophy professor Oscar Amalfitano, in "Part II: The Part About Amalfitano," from the Goodman Theatre's lengthy production of 2666. Liz Lauren/Goodman Theatre hide caption

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Have 5 Hours To Spare? See Bolaño's Epic '2666' Onstage
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Bartender Sunny Balzano (left) transformed a longshoremen's bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn into a local institution. He's pictured above with Tim Sultan, who recounts Balzano's story in Sunny's Nights. Evan Sung hide caption

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Longtime Brooklyn Bartender Who Inspired 'Sunny's Nights' Has Died
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When Apple launched its first iPad back in 2010, the company also unveiled an e-books marketplace. Federal courts say the company broke antitrust laws by setting prices with book publishers to target Amazon and its Kindle reader. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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