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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.
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It Was The Best Of Sentences ...

Editors at The American Scholar magazine picked the 10 best sentences from fiction and nonfiction, with authors ranging from Toni Morrison to James Joyce.
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In Karen Russell's World Sleep Is For The Lucky Few

Karen Russell has set her latest story in a terrible future where insomnia has become a national crisis. Sleep Donation is a digital download from a new publisher called Atavist Books.
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'Sleep Donation': A Dark, Futuristic Lullaby For Insomniacs

Karen Russell's new book imagines a mysterious insomnia epidemic so serious that many are dying from lack of sleep. But the cure — sleep donations from babies — is hard to swallow.
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'Redeployment' Explores Iraq War's Physical And Psychic Costs

In his short story collection, former Marine Phil Klay takes his experience in Iraq and clarifies it, lucidly tracing the moral, political and psychological curlicues of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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A 'Silent Killer' Returns: Live Chat With Filmmaker On Fighting TB

PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Tell Me More wraps up its "Women in Tech" series looking at the new ideas women are bringing to tech, and how they're encouraging young girls to get into the field. What lessons have been learned?
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Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Walter Mosley's writing inspired Hollywood filmmakers and a generation of black writers. He's now being honored at the National Black Writers' Conference. He talks about the award and his new book.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 26

You can see how one artist’s style has evolved over the years, or attend a classic play about love and revolution.

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'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen — from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.

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