Carole King is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Richard Drew/AP Photo hide caption

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In the current New Yorker, Michael Specter explores the conflict among some people who suffer from Lyme disease, and the doctors who study it. aanton/ hide caption

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Amy Schumer isn't afraid to talk sexting, dirty talk or even the fine line between rape and deeply troubling sex in her comedy. Peter Yang/Comedy Central hide caption

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In his new memoir, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson describes his life in music — and how he mimicked beats at just 10 months old. Danny Clinch/Grand Central Publishing hide caption

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Actor James Gandolfini speaks at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in January 2013. He died on June 19. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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In his new book, The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter looks at President Obama's re-election campaign. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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As kids, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer were all obsessed with hip-hop and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Deserters is Charles Glass' second book relating to World War II. His last book, Americans in Paris, told the story of the U.S. citizens who remained in the French capital after the 1940 German invasion. Penguin Press hide caption

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Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, won this year's Man Booker Prize. Francesco Guidicini/ hide caption

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As with many of his novels, Hiaasen sets his latest — Bad Monkey — in his home state of Florida. Knopf hide caption

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Yoram Kaniuk speaks in 2008 at the AFI Fest premiere of Adam Resurrected, based on a novel he wrote. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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