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Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan and Günes Sensoy play five orphaned teen sisters who live with their grandmother in the film Mustang. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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5 Sisters Struggle With The Shackles Of A Conservative Culture In 'Mustang'

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French writer Pascal Garner, who died in 2010, wrote more than 30 children's books. Gallic Books hide caption

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Brief And Brisk, The Newly Translated 'Boxes' Is An Existential Pleasure

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'Bridge Of Spies' Offers A Fresh, Measured Take On The Cold War

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Courtesy of Fiston Mwanza Mujila hide caption

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An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

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Rami Malek plays genius hacker Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot. David Giesbrecht/USA Network hide caption

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Vigilante Computer Geeks Reign In The Addictive 'Mr. Robot'

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William F. Buckley (left) and Gore Vidal square off on Nov. 5, 1968. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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Documentary Revisits The 'Dazzling' Polemics Of The Buckley-Vidal Debates

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Examining The War On Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film And Fiction

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Algerian Writer Kamel Daoud Stands Camus' 'The Stranger' On Its Head

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An Indian Coming-Of-Age Trilogy, Restored To Its 'True Splendor'

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Ted Lewis' gritty storytelling takes readers inside London's seedier quarters. Soho Press hide caption

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Gangsters, Goons And 'Grievous Bodily Harm' In Ted Lewis' London

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3,600-Page Autobiographical Novel Is An Honest And Masterful 'Selfie'

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The PBS Version Of 'Wolf Hall' Unfolds Like A Real-Life House Of Cards

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'Seymour': A Loving Portrait Of An Acclaimed Classical Pianist

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'A Little Life': An Unforgettable Novel About The Grace Of Friendship

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Michael Kitchen stars as Foyle, a widowed police superintendent in the coastal city of Hastings in England. His sidekick is his driver, Samantha Stewart, a vicar's daughter played by Honeysuckle Weeks. Acorn TV/ITV hide caption

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

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