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'What Doesn't Kill You' Navigates The Challenges Of Existing While Black

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Chief Justice John Roberts attends the 37th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'The Chief,' An Enigmatic, Conservative John Roberts Walks A Political Tightrope

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'High Heel' Muses On Beauty, Power — And Stilettos

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'The New Me' Is Meh About Ambition And Adulthood

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A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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A Parable Of International Development From Dave Eggers

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin at New York Society for Ethical Culture on Oct. 7, 2017 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Fired By Trump, Preet Bharara Describes The Justice System He Served

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In college, Laurie Halse Anderson thought she might become a translator — and in a way, she did. "I translate imagination onto the page," she says. Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House hide caption

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

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Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to Sandra Day O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary. Mike Moore/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

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Shrill executive producer Lindy West enjoyed making a fictionalized version of her life: "You can work out all your grudges and your resentments against everyone you've ever met, except with this plausible deniability because it's fictional," she says. Jenny Jimenez/Hulu hide caption

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In 'Shrill,' Lindy West Made The Body Positive Show That She Never Had

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Three Rivers Press

Just 'Follow This Thread': You're Meant To Get Lost In This Book About Mazes

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Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a professor at the University of California, Irvine who is often tipped for the Nobel Prize in Literature, has issued a new collection of short stories. Daniel A. Anderson/University of California, Irvine/Courtesy of The New Press hide caption

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'Nobel Of The Heart' Is The Real Prize For Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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For Priest Turned Professor, 'Holy Envy' Is Key To Appreciating World Religions

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Menstruate? Celebrate! New Novel Urges Girls To Embrace 'The Moon Within'

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

David Means, Defender Of The Short Story, On His 'Instructions For A Funeral'

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Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive "orchid" children can thrive when tackling challenges, pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

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For Better Or Worse, New Novel Shows 'A Woman Is No Man'

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Grove Press

What 'The Heavens'? This Extraordinary New Book Feels Like 5 Novels In One

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Chimene Suleyman is a co-editor of The Good Immigrant. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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In 'The Good Immigrant,' New Americans Grapple With Their Polarized Country

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Boris Fishman's 'Savage Feast' Is Part Memoir, Part Cookbook

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