In The Midst Of Future Calamity, A Different Kind Of Ark: The London Zoo

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'Imperial Wife' Trains Its Spotlight On Powerful Women, Past And Present

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Author Cynthia Ozick in her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 2008. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says

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Dr. David Muller, dean of medical education at Mount Sinai, believes that including in each medical school class some students who have a strong background in the humanities makes traditional science students better doctors, too. Cindy Carpien for NPR hide caption

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A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

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Would time spent with Anton Chekov, famed for his subtle, flawed characters, make you a better judge of human nature? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

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Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities. L.A. Cicero/Stanford University hide caption

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A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen

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J.D. Salinger's classic novel, which gave life to Holden Caulfield. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Holden Caulfield: Giving Voice to Generations

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