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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

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Swinging on a Star, written by jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, is out now. STF/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Biography Chronicles Bing Crosby's Most Beloved Years

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Extreme Ideologies Clash In 'North Of Dawn'

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In Love With Teen Lit: Remembering The 'Paperback Crush' Of The '80s And '90s

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Matthew Macfadyen (right) and Stephen Mangan played Jeeves and Wooster, respectively, in Perfect Nonsense, a 2013 stage production. The characters were first created by comic author P.G. Wodehouse. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeeves And Wooster, But Make It A Modern Spy Novel

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Author And Artist Illustrates Life After A Sudden Death In 'Widower's Notebook'

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From 200 to 2017, Anita Lo ran New York City restaurant Annisa, which held a Michelin star for nine consecutive years. Julie Smith hide caption

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In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

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'Sex, Lies And Stardom': Exploitation In Howard Hughes' Hollywood

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'Big Little Lies' Author Places 'Perfect Strangers' In A High-End Health Resort

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An American And Her Filipina Translator Exhume A Massacre In 'Insurrecto'

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NPR host Audie Cornish interviews former first lady Michelle Obama on her book Becoming in Chicago on Nov. 2. Chuck Kennedy/NPR hide caption

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'Becoming' on Morning Edition

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A Noir Novel For The Trump Era, From Jonathan Lethem

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The life and death of Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, pictured here in 2010, is the subject of a new book by Lindsey Hilsum, a fellow journalist. Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A New Biography Of Marie Colvin, Eyewitness To War

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Natasha Trethewey: Poetry Speaks 'Across The Lines That Would Divide Us'

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The avid runner and author of The Incomplete Book of Running moonlights as Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Kyle Cassidy hide caption

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Not His Job: 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Writes A Book About Running

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Sir Michael Caine attends the European Film Award ceremony in Berlin in 2015, when he won the best actor prize for his work on the movie Youth. Clemens Bilan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Michael Caine, 85, On His Long Career: 'The Alternative Was A Factory'

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In 'Listen To The Marriage,' A Case For Spending Time In The Counselor's Office

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Beastie Boys (L-R) Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz perform at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything

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Feathered Friends Large And Small Flock On Cornell's 'Wall Of Birds'

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Bob Cousy (left), Bill Russell (center) and Tom Heinsohn (right), all teammates on the Boston Celtics, pose after the 1963 NBA All-Star Game. Russell won the game's MVP award. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Cousy, 90, Still Rues The Assists He Didn't Make To Bill Russell

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