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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

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Tom Wolfe in 2008. He was known for his white suits. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

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Al Roker Writes About The Deadliest Flood In American History

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In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

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The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

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Author Michael Ondaatje Returns To World War II Era With 'Warlight'

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Jesse Owens crosses the line to win the 100-meter dash, one of four gold medals he won at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. The new book Upon Further Review imagines 31 counterfactual scenarios in sport, including the possibility of the United States boycotting the 1936 games. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Blimps Full Of Money And 30 Other Sports Hypotheticals In 'Upon Further Review'

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Best-selling author and journalist Tom Wolfe found that if he tried to fit in with the people he was covering, it deprived him the opportunity to ask obvious questions. He's shown above in New York in 2004. Jim Cooper/AP Photo hide caption

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Tom Wolfe: Writing Nonfiction 'Became A Great Game And A Great Experiment'

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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

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Novelist and journalist Tom Wolfe believed that techniques for fiction and nonfiction should be interchangeable. "The things that work in nonfiction would work in fiction, and vice versa," he said. David Corio/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Wolfe, Best-Selling Author And Genre-Breaking Journalist, Dies At 88

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