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James Clapper Weighs In On What Role The Intelligence Community Serves

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Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'

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Philip Roth, Who Dominated U.S. Literature For Decades, Dies At 85

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Novelist Michael Chabon: 'My Family And Kids Have Been My Gang'

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Al Roker Writes About The Deadliest Flood In American History

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In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

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The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

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Author Michael Ondaatje Returns To World War II Era With 'Warlight'

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Jesse Owens crosses the line to win the 100-meter dash, one of four gold medals he won at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. The new book Upon Further Review imagines 31 counterfactual scenarios in sport, including the possibility of the United States boycotting the 1936 games. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Blimps Full Of Money And 30 Other Sports Hypotheticals In 'Upon Further Review'

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Best-selling author and journalist Tom Wolfe found that if he tried to fit in with the people he was covering, it deprived him the opportunity to ask obvious questions. He's shown above in New York in 2004. Jim Cooper/AP Photo hide caption

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Tom Wolfe: Writing Nonfiction 'Became A Great Game And A Great Experiment'

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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

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He Felt He Could No Longer Be Funny, Says Robin Williams Biographer

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'Dictionary Stories' Fictionalizes Dictionary Example Sentences

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Jim Brown, a star running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is the subject of a new biography by The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

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Reality TV And Murder In 'The Favorite Sister'

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

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How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

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Duplass Brothers On Working Together And Growing Apart: 'We Are Ex-Soulmates'

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My First Existential Crisis: The Sweet Story Of An Angsty 'Square'

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Lidia Bastianich owns restaurants in New York, as well as in several other cities. Bobby Bank/WireImage hide caption

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How 'Peasant Food' Helped Chef Lidia Bastianich Achieve Her 'American Dream'

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James Beard Book Award Winner Explores His Many Identities Through Cuisine

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Author Finds Resilience, Love And 'Beauty In The Broken Places'

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