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Brevity Is The Soul Of Wit: Shakespeare As A Pop-Up Book

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In Russia, 'The Future Is History'

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Charity Tillemann-Dick is an opera singer who, in 2009, received a double lung transplant. She tells this story in her new memoir, The Encore. John Armato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing With New Lungs In 'The Encore'

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Stephen And Owen King On The Horror Of A World Without Women In 'Sleeping Beauties'

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'Little Soldiers' Examines China's Military-Like Education System

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on notes for a story Mark Twain told his young daughters, about magical seeds and talking animals. Erin Stead hide caption

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A Modern Collaboration With Mark Twain In 'Prince Oleomargarine'

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President Barack Obama speaks at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. Speechwriter David Litt, who helped craft the president's comedy routine that night, says, "Some of the joke is always that it's the president telling a joke." Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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A Former Speechwriter Looks Back On His 'Hopey, Changey' Years With Obama

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In his new book, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explores how he's had to work on his capacity for empathy to change the company's culture. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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How Do You Turn Around A Tech Giant? With Empathy, Microsoft CEO Says

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'Unforgivable Love' Resets Steamy 'Dangerous Liaisons' In 1940s Harlem

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A Suicide Reverberates In 'The Ninth Hour'

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Finally, A Book Of Poetry For Kids Who Are 'Just No Good At Rhyming'

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'Cuz' Examines The Tragic Life And Death Of A Young Black Man In LA

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"It's just truth," Gucci Mane says of his new book. "It's the underdog story because I been jumping hurdles my whole life." Cameron Kirkland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

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Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

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