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A Novel? Padgett Powell's Book Defies Genre

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Tackling 'The Big Questions' Of Life

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Unpredictable, Unforgettable Russell Brand

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds a Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle leads the market in sales of electronic readers. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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In 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Jake LaMotta in their sixth and final bout in 13 grueling rounds. Click here for a gallery of more photos of Robinson in action. AP hide caption

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Sugar Ray Robinson: Fighting Toward Transcendence

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