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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "... You have to share your data."
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'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin'

Leah Vincent grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. They cut her off when she was 16, after she was caught sending letters to a boy. Vincent shares her journey outside the faith in her memoir.
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In 'Kinder Than Solitude,' History Always Haunts

Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.
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Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Physicist Michio Kaku studies what were once only philosophical questions about the human mind. He delves into the brain and our understanding of its functions in his new book, The Future of the Mind.
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Hollywood Goes To War In 'Five Came Back'

Mark Harris' new book takes a look at five American directors who made films for the War Department during World War II — and how those films changed both their work and American cinema.
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Writer Mavis Gallant Portrayed 'Lost Souls' Of Post-WWII Europe

The New Yorker contributor moved to Paris during the reconstruction after World War II, and focused her short stories on often-overlooked European experiences. Gallant died Tuesday.
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The Portrait Of A People In Putin's Russia

Gregory Feifer's book, Russians, draws on hundreds of conversations to paint a portrait of today's Russian people. He discusses his family's past and Putin's popular reign.
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Author James Patterson To Give $1 Million To Bookstores

On Thursday, he announced the names of more than 55 booksellers who are getting some of that money — up to $15,000 each. He tells Renee Montagne about why he's driven to help independent bookstores.
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What It Was Like To Be A Wall Street Recruit After The Bailouts

A reporter shadowed eight young people during their first two years on Wall Street, when the bailouts were still fresh and anti-Wall Street sentiments were running high.
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One Man's Quest To Find The 'Sonic Wonders Of The World'

Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox has traveled around the globe to hear whispering arches and singing sand dunes. Closer to home, he can also explain why your singing sounds better in the shower.

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