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Author Interviews

Wednesday

Author Jules Gill-Peterson poses next to her book, A Short History of Trans Misogyny Headshot by Kadji Amin and book cover design by Angela Lorenzo for Verso hide caption

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Headshot by Kadji Amin and book cover design by Angela Lorenzo for Verso

Tuesday

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Select Subcommittee on June 3. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Anthony Fauci approaches every trip to the White House as if it's his last

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Carvell Wallace

Friday

'Satchel' recalls the iconic pitcher who helped integrate Major League Baseball

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Friday

Kyne wearing her hyperbolic plane dress. Author photo by Fabian Di Corcia. Fabian Di Corcia/Fabian Di Corcia hide caption

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Friday

For 'Such Kindness' novelist Andre Dubus III, chronic pain is a fact of life

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Wednesday

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Tuesday

Approximately one in every three births in the U.S. occurs as the result of a C-section. Getty Images hide caption

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After a traumatic C-section, journalist takes on the medicalization of birth

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Saturday

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PICTURE THIS: MAMA IN THE MOON

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Wednesday

Stephen King says finishing one of his stories decades after he started it felt like "calling into a canyon of time." Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Stephen King's new story took him 45 years to write

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Monday

Michael McDonald, 72, describes his voice as a "malleable" instrument: "Especially with age, it's like you're constantly renegotiating with it." Timothy White/Sacks & Co. hide caption

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With age and sobriety, Michael McDonald is ready to get personal

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Sunday

Illustrations © 2024 Jess Hannigan

Hold on to your wishes — there's a 'Spider in the Well'

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Thursday

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Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

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Tuesday

Author Miranda July poses next to her novel, "All Fours" Elizabeth Weinberg/Amazon hide caption

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