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Author Interviews

The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.

Nuruddin Farah is the author of 11 novels, including Maps, Gifts and Secrets. He is a professor of literature at Bard. Riverhead hide caption

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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

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Shirley Parrello's son, Brian, died in Iraq almost ten years ago. Sgt. Kevin Powell was with him that day, and he says he can still picture Brian Parello in the moments after the IED exploded. Storycorps hide caption

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After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

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Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

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Scene still from Bert Williams Lime Kiln Field Day Project. Bert Williams, Walker Thompson (standing center), John Wesley Jenkins (seated right). In a concession to white audiences, Williams, the lead, wore blackface, but the other black characters did not. Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut

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Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo have been married, making music, and performing together for more than 35 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Marriage

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