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Cathy! The Celebrated Comic Strip Creator

She's baaa-ACK! More than forty years after the debut of her widely syndicated and nationally adored daily comic strip "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in the new book "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault," a…
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On 21st Century Mothering

How far will a mother go for her child? In Vanessa Hua's "River of Stars," a mother's love carries her across the ocean and then some, all in the name of protecting her baby. In Lydia Kiesling's "The Golden State," a mother takes her young child…
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Season: An Interview with Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is the beloved curator of the award-winning food blog "A Brown Table." In "Season," his stunning new book, he shares a treasury of ingredients, techniques, and flavors that combine in a way that's both familiar and completely unexpected.…
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Writer to Writer: Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones

In our Writer to Writer series, two authors who are fans of each other's work come together for conversation about writing and society today. Novelists Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones both probe racial injustice in their work, and both women have…
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Dear America: An Interview with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas was sixteen when, signing up to take a driver’s test at his local DMV, he discovered his green card was fake. Now he’s a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and the founder of Define American,…
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Then It Fell Apart: An Interview with Moby

What happens when you have everything you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? In the summer of 1999, Moby released PLAY, an album that helped define the millennium and catapulted him to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with…
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American Prison: Interview with Shane Bauer

"Solitary in Iran nearly broke me. Then I went Inside America’s prisons." That was the title of the award-winning 2012 Mother Jones story by reporter Shane Bauer, who, after being detained for two years in a notorious prison in Iran, returned…
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Prophet of Freedom: Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was arguably the most important African American of the nineteenth century, an escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. Come hear from David Blight,…
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Notes From A Young Black Chef: Kwame Onwuachi

Meet the all-star chef whose kitchen wizardry and unique flair for fusion were praised by food critic Bill Addison as "ignited and firing at peak level." In Onwuachi's remarkable culinary coming-of-age story, "Notes From a Young Black Chef,"…
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Geneen Roth's Messy Magnificent Life

Geneen Roth (author of the massively popular memoir "Women Food and God") has simple advice for those trying to improve themselves: Do not try to fix your flaws. In fact, she takes issue with the idea of flaws at all. After years struggling…