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'I Write About Awful People,' Says Gay Talese

Saturday, July 09, 2016

"I'm a little bit drawn to what is forbidden," Talese adds, and he draws readers along with him in his latest book, The Voyeur's Motel, based on the journals of an innkeeper who spied on his guests.

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A Fitting Tribute For A Stargazing Love: A Trip To The Moon

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker made a life together gazing at the stars. So when Gene died, Carolyn could think of no better resting place for his ashes than one of his favorite places — the moon itself.

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A Portrait Of America's Middle Class, By The Numbers

Thursday, July 07, 2016

For some, "middle class" means never wanting for anything. For others, it means watching your budget. But economists agree that the middle class is shrinking, with more moving up than falling behind.

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A Son Searches For His Missing Dissident Father In 'The Return'

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Author Hisham Matar's new book, The Return, is an account of his journey to his native Libya in search of his father, a dissident kidnapped off the streets of Cairo years before and imprisoned.

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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The R&B singer can work fast — he recorded two of the tracks on his new album totally off the cuff. So why did the album take so long to make? "Well, because you gotta live something," he says.

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Politics Podcast: FBI Director Does Not Recommend Criminal Charges For Clinton

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The politics team is back with a quick take following the conclusion of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

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A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.

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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated by people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they're asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.

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Can Social Science Help You Quit Smoking For Good?

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

One of Hidden Brain's producers tries to quit smoking using three interventions drawn from social science research.

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'This Is No Paradise': Author Explores The Side Of Jamaica Tourists Don't See

Monday, July 04, 2016

The characters in Here Comes the Sun are working-class women, struggling with money, sexuality and the pressures of tourism. It is a debut novel for Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn.

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From Country Kiss-Offs To Bummer Jams, 5 Songs For Summer

Monday, July 04, 2016

We can't tell you what the song of the summer will be — but here are five new songs you should put on your barbecue playlist.

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The Declaration Of Independence, 240 Years Later

Monday, July 04, 2016

On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.

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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

Sunday, July 03, 2016

As the Olympic trials loom in women's gymnastics, an informal group of blogs and podcasts called the "gymternet" has been shaking up how the sport is covered — focusing on athleticism, not sparkles.

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In 'Black Stars,' Xenia Rubinos Memorializes Many Lives In One

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Conceived as a tribute to her late father, the song took on a new meaning for Rubinos when she considered its lyrics in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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A Chat With The Painter Whose Work Inspired Kanye West's 'Famous'

Sunday, July 03, 2016

All Vincent Desiderio knew when he agreed to fly to Los Angeles was that West was a fan of his work. Twenty-four hours later, he found out just how deep the rapper's appreciation went.

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The Dark Side To The Firefly's Flare

Saturday, July 02, 2016

If summer's a time for bugs, the firefly is a classic. But all is not so light and happy with the light-up creature: "Femme fatales" from one species actually lure males of other species to eat them.

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'Valley Of The Dolls,' Still Sparkling At 50

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Jacqueline Susann's camp classic about three women seeking fame and love turns 50 this year; Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell calls it "a darn good read" and an influence on her own work.

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'A Little Piece Of Mommy On Earth': The Gifts Their Late Mom Left Behind

Friday, July 01, 2016

Ibukun Owolabi's mom died when he was just 2 weeks old, so his then-teenage sister, Alice, helped raise him instead. Now a decade later, they recall what she left them: a name and a legacy of love.

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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Friday, July 01, 2016

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.

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Dev Hynes On Taking Time With His Music: 'I Want It To Be The Most Me'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The producer known as Blood Orange says his new album is for everyone who grows up feeling "underappreciated." To serve them, he has to be wholly himself.

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