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Author Interviews

Why Bring Up Death When We Could Talk About 'Something More Pleasant'?

In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

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A water-collecting drone hovers at a testing site in Lincoln, Neb., in 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on rules for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

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Data scientist Matt Daniels charted the vocabularies of hip-hop artists against Shakespeare and Herman Melville. Matt Daniels hide caption

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Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

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Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., plays in the annual Congressional Women's Softball game in 2011. She says it's hard to get more women to run for office. Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

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Gary Becker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in 2007. Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

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Book News & Features

A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks

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A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks

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Shots - Health News

The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

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Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (shown here at her home in Tehran on Sept. 18, 2013, following her release from prison) was one of the last lawyers taking on human rights cases in Iran before her arrest in 2010. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian Activist Says Her Release Is A Gesture, Not A New Era

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