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'The Witness' Exposes The Myths, Misconceptions Of Kitty Genovese's Murder

A new documentary revisits Genovese's 1964 murder and the 38 bystanders who allegedly did nothing to stop it. Critic John Powers says the film is "a useful moral corrective" to the popular narrative.
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'Locally Laid': A Humorous Memoir To Cure You Of Farming Fantasies

When Jason Amundsen told his wife he was quitting his job to raise pasture-raised eggs, she was less than amused. Readers, however, will chuckle at the story of their tragicomic path to success.
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Nitza Villapol: The Woman Who Taught Cubans To Cook With Just About Anything

For over 40 years, Villapol hosted a popular cooking show in Cuba, her recipes shifting to reflect the realities of life under the revolution. No meat? No problem — she fried plantain peels instead.
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For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. Younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.

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Tig Notaro On Her Terrible Year In 'I'm Just A Person'

Comedian Tig Notaro shot to fame in 2012, talking candidly onstage about having cancer. Now she's in remission, recently married and the author of a new memoir called I'm Just A Person.
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'In The Darkroom' Explores The Concept Of Identity — Both Fixed And Fluid

Pulitzer-prize winning author Susan Faludi writes about her father's sex reassignment surgery in her memoir, In The Darkroom. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it "exhausting, messy and provocative."
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Understanding Congressional Gerrymandering: 'It's Moneyball Applied To Politics'

Ratf**ked author David Daley says that Republicans targeted key state legislative races in 2010 in an effort to control state houses, and, eventually, Congressional redistricting.
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Late Night Hosts Respond To Orlando Tragedy With Heartfelt Monologues

Late night talk show hosts responded to the tragic events in Orlando in a variety of ways. Many chose to dedicate time in their monologues to the tragedy, thus taking on the role news anchors once had dominion over.
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New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case

"He was acquitted of the crime he was guilty of and convicted of a crime he's innocent of," says legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. He and director Ezra Edelman discuss O.J.: Made in America.
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Tea Tuesday: Meet The Chai Wallahs Of India

Resham Gellatly and Zach Marks spent eight months traveling through India, meeting with hundreds of India's chai wallahs — or tea vendors — who highlight the country's culture and diversity.

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