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Years ago, a psychic told Kristen Wiig to move to LA. She left the next day

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Michael McDonald, 72, describes his voice as a "malleable" instrument: "Especially with age, it's like you're constantly renegotiating with it." Timothy White/Sacks & Co. hide caption

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With age and sobriety, Michael McDonald is ready to get personal

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Hold on to your wishes — there's a 'Spider in the Well'

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Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

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Author Miranda July poses next to her novel, "All Fours" Elizabeth Weinberg/Amazon hide caption

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Canadian author Alice Munro as she receives a Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. Peter Muhly/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning short story author, dies at 92

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System of a Down's Serj Tankian on his memoir, why a new album hasn't come since 2005

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'Brotherless Night,' an ambitious novel about Sri Lankan civil war, wins $150K prize

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"When I first started being in Bikini Kill, I thought of myself as a feminist performance artist who was in a punk band," Kathleen Hanna says. Rachel Bright/Ecco hide caption

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Kathleen Hanna on life as a 'Rebel Girl,' and the joy of expressing anger in public

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Claire Messud's sweeping novel borrows from her own 'Strange Eventful History'

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Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses 'The Sympathizer' and his escape from Vietnam

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A WWII story by The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling is published for the first time

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In 'Chicano Frankenstein,' the undead are the new underpaid labor force

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