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A Swedish Curmudgeon Wins Hearts, On The Page, And Now On Screen

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How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

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'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

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"You can't have the modern American restaurant without Delmonico's," explains Yale historian Paul Freedman. The restaurant opened in 1837, setting the bar very high for fine dining. Above, a dinner in honor of an admiral held at Delmonico's in 1906. Library of Congress hide caption

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

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'Atlas Obscura' Tour Of Manhattan Finds Hidden Wonders In A Well-Trodden Place

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The main floor at SPX is where independent artists have tables next to larger well-known publishers like Drawn & Quarterly or Fantagraphics Books. Courtesy of SPX hide caption

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A Comics Convention For The Unconventional: The Small Press Expo

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Holy ground: Alan Moore standing on the site of his childhood home. Petra Mayer/NPR hide caption

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In 'Jerusalem,' Nothing You've Ever Lost Is Truly Gone

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In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary 'Smut'

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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

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Milton's Satan may have been kicked out of Heaven, but he had it made in Hell. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Better To Reign In Hell: Literature's Unpunished Villains

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Originally from Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue moved to the U.S. to go to college. She began writing Behold the Dreamers after she lost her job in the financial crisis. Kiriko Sano/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Debut Novel Takes On The American Dream ... Racism, Recession And All

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Amy Schumer Bares Her Soul In 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo'

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