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Historian Illustrates Racial Intolerance In The Northeast In Post-War U.S.

In his new book All Eyes Are Upon Us, Jason Sokol writes about how Northerners were blind to patterns of segregation, discrimination and racial violence in such states as New York and Massachusetts.
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Mexican Chef Serves Up An Authoritative Guide To Her Country's Cuisine

Unlike other exhaustive guides to Mexico's diverse regional foods, Mexico: The Cookbook was written by a Mexican. Margarita Carrillo's recipes aim for simplicity to lure American readers to explore.
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For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Many millennials say they find traditional notions of gender too confining. And they are rewriting the rules and refashioning clothes so that they can dress and accessorize in whatever way they want.
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Pope Francis As Reformer, Evangelizer — And Doctrinal Conservative

Austen Ivereigh, author of a new biography of Pope Francis, says the media have misjudged the Pope's comments on abortion and homosexuality — but that Francis is a radical in other respects.
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First Rule In iPhone Photography: Edit, Edit, Edit

Professional photographer David Hume Kennerly has produced a book of photos taken with his iPhone. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how to avoid "visual mediocrity."
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Mark Strand's Poetry Moved Easily From Common To Sublime

Poet laureate Mark Strand has died at age 80. He spurned conventional form and wrote spare and haunting prose, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999.
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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970. So he saw a lot of rock history up close — and describes some of the details in a new memoir.
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In 'Imitation Game,' An Outsider Takes Center Stage

Director Morten Tyldum says he wanted the film, about World War II code breaker Alan Turing, to show "how important it is to actually celebrate those who are different than us instead of fear them."
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dies At 80

The Canadian-born poet was known for his wit and introspection. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Yale University's Bollingen Prize.
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Jesus Started A Chain Letter — And Other Hoaxes

After Jesus died, he supposedly wrote a letter to Earth. A copy of that letter is now on display, along with other historic fakes and forgeries including a famous — and bogus — anti-Semitic tract.

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