Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'

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Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business

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A vintage postcard from the Peach Tree State. Georgia isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are its peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself. Found Image Holdings Inc/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Smart New Novels Find Humor In Fantasies Of Escape

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Bao Phi hopes his poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and his children's book A Different Pond can fill the hole in Asian-American literature that he saw when he was a kid. Anna Min/Courtesy of Capstone Publishing hide caption

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Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. The illustration above is from Presto and Zesto in Limboland, a book he completed with his friend Arthur Yorinks more than 20 years ago. Sendak died in 2012. Copyright 2017 by The Maurice Sendak Foundation hide caption

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Collaborator Says Sendak Would Be 'Jumping For Joy' Over New Publication

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Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption

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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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London Literally Stank In The Summer Of 1858 — Just Ask Dickens And Darwin

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Inside The 'Shakespearean Irony' Of Trump And Bannon's Relationship

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The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, poses at Winchester Cathedral in England on Tuesday, with the new 10-pound note featuring the image of Jane Austen. Two hundred years to the day since Jane Austen was laid to rest at Winchester's grand cathedral, the bank unveiled a new 10-pound note featuring the beloved author. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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