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'Savages' Return In 'The Kings Of Cool'

In 2010, writer Don Winslow hit it big with his crime novel, Savages. Although he'd already written 12 novels, Savages was the book that really launched his career. It made it to the top of The New York Times best-sellers list. His new book, The Kings of Cool, is a prequel to Savages.
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Not Funny Enough? 'New Yorker' Gives 'Seinfeld' Cartoon A Second Chance

Fourteen years after Seinfeld's Elaine got her fictional cartoon published in The New Yorker, the magazine is asking you to make it funny.
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'Who's On First?' The Sign Language Version

Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine still stands as one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time. It was a feat of rapid-fire dialogue, flawless comedic timing and devastating wit.But could you do it without saying a word?
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An 'Unlikely Pilgrimage' Toward Happiness

Harold Fry is retired and sedentary — and in no way the sort of person who'd spontaneously decide to walk the length of England to visit a dying friend. Rachel Joyce's new novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, follows Fry as he does just that — and finds emotional awakening along the way.
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New Edition Includes 39 Different Farewells To 'Arms'

Ernest Hemingway famously told The Paris Review that he'd rewritten the ending to A Farewell to Arms 39 times before he was satisfied. Those endings — and more — are being published in a new addition to the classic novel. But the writer's grandson, Sean, says Hemingway always knew the book would end sadly.
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This Puzzle Is One For The PROs

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "P" and the second word starts with "RO." For example: For the clue, "A moving part of an automobile engine," the answer would be a "piston rod."
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From Juvie To J.D.: The Story Of A 'Runaway Girl'

When Carissa Phelps was 12 years old, she was kidnapped by a pimp and forced into prostitution. Still, she was able to put her life back on track to graduate from high school, then college, then law school.
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Immigration, The Gold Mountain And A Wedding Photo

A new National Archives exhibit charts the stories of 19th and early 20th century immigrants to America through documents and photographs attached to their case files. For one historian, one of these "attachments" turned out to be "like a breakthrough discovery of a lifetime."
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'Tollbooth' Author Norton Juster Plays Not My Job

We invite Norton Juster, the author of The Phantom Tollbooth, to answer three questions about The Phantom Menace.

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