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NewsPoet: Idra Novey Writes The Day In Verse

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Reading 125 Titles A Year? That's 'One For The Books'

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'Sutton': America's 1920s, Bank-Robbing 'Robin Hood'

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Resenting And Respecting Mom In Russo's 'Elsewhere'

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Should 'The Generals' Get Fired More Often?

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The Power Of Language, 'Found In Translation'

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History Inspired Travel Tales Of Donoghue's 'Astray'

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'Smitten Kitchen' Takes The Fuss Out Of Cooking

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Blogger and race car driver Han Han doesn't shy away from skewering Chinese government and society. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Michelle Shephard has been covering stories from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Toronto Star. Michelle Shephard/AP hide caption

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From Ship To Sherlock: Doyle's 'Arctic' Diary

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Wilder Created 'Our Town' With A Bit Of Everywhere

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