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'This Isn't Speech:' Attorney Carrie Goldberg On Revenge Porn

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Behrouz Boochani, seen last year at the Australian detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, where the Kurdish-Iranian asylum-seeker spent years seeking his freedom. On Thursday, the prize-winning author touched down in New Zealand on his way to a literary festival — free for the first time in six years. Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The writer who wins next year's Aspen Words Literary Prize will join Tayari Jones and Mohsin Hamid on the list of winners of the young award. Erin Baiano hide caption

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'The Great Pretender' Investigates A Landmark Moment In Psychiatric History

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"The profession we love has been taken over," psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, "with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory." Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming' — And They Are Rightfully Angry

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