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'Imagine Me Gone' Paints Mental Illness Through Five Fictional Voices

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Don DeLillo has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and been nominated for several Pulitzer Prizes. His new book is Zero K. Joyce Ravid hide caption

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DeLillo's 'Zero K' Freezes At The Edge Of Immortality

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One of a multitude of uses for the magical multitasker: blue painter's tape. Craighton Berman/Workman Publishing hide caption

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The Art Of MacGyvering For Sleep-Deprived Moms And Dads

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Silicon Valley' And 'Bob's Burgers'

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Questlove's previous books include Mo' Meta Blues and Soul Train. He also teaches a class about classic albums at New York University. Ben Watts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

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Meryl Streep's First Acting Gig: Becoming Pretty And Popular In High School

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'Alter Egos' Dissects Hillary Clinton's Tenure As Obama's Secretary Of State

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Viet Cong soldiers going into battle near Hue during the Vietnam War, circa 1968. Years later, the war shaped how Ocean Vuong grew up. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Lines Of Ocean Vuong, Echoes Of His Family's Past In Vietnam

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Warhead Constriction, a group of high-schoolers from Lagos, is one of many rock bands of the 1960s and '70s featured in the new book series Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977. Courtesy of Now-Again Records hide caption

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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

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Handout picture dated 1997 and released in 2012 by the UN shows ancient manuscripts displayed at the library in the city of Timbuktu. Al-Qaeda has destroyed ancient texts it considers idolatrous. Evan Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose

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George Plimpton Reissues Books That Took Us Inside The Game

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Activist, Professor, Historian — Now A Poetry Pulitzer Prize Winner

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Flights Of Fancy: Exploring The Songs And Pathways Of 'The Living Bird'

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A Baby Boomer With Parkinson's Reports Back From Front Lines Of Aging

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