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Meryl Streep's First Acting Gig: Becoming Pretty And Popular In High School
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Viet Cong soldiers going into battle near Hue during the Vietnam War, circa 1968. Years later, the war shaped how Ocean Vuong grew up. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Lines Of Ocean Vuong, Echoes Of His Family's Past In Vietnam
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Handout picture dated 1997 and released in 2012 by the UN shows ancient manuscripts displayed at the library in the city of Timbuktu. Al-Qaeda has destroyed ancient texts it considers idolatrous. Evan Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose
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Manischewitz is closely associated with Jewish tradition, but it was once a huge crossover success. Sammy Davis Jr. was its spokesman in TV advertising. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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The King Drinks, by the 17th century artist Jacob Jordaens, illustrates a feasting scene from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Shakespearean larder teems with intriguing-sounding food. Culture Club/Getty Images hide caption

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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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James Brown performs at the Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany in 2003. Henning Kaiser/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Lonely Side Of James Brown
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'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo
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The Many Masks Of Batman In 'Caped Crusade'
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British newspaper the Independent announced it will move to a digital-only format later this month. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Whither Bridget Jones? Britain's 'Independent' Newspaper Goes Digital
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Author Helen Oyeyemi's new book reflects her fascination with keys. Manchul Kim hide caption

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Keys Are The Key To 'What Is Not Yours'
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Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died in 2012, spent much of his life obsessed with death. In 2011 he told Fresh Air's Terry Gross: "There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready." Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death
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