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A Readable Feast: Poems To Feed 'The Hungry Ear'

According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals — they're made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
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Mapping Virginia

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life" (Rebroadcast)

Paul Cezanne is considered one of the world’s greatest artists, but he was 56 years old before he had his first exhibition. A new biography on Cezanne's life and revolutionary paintings.

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A Model Career: 'Grace' Goes From Runway To Vogue

In a new memoir, Grace Coddington explains how she grew up on a remote island off the coast of Wales, started modeling as a young woman and ended up as creative director at Vogue magazine. Coddington speaks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her life in the fashion industry.
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The Key To Zen For Tony Bennett: 'Life Is A Gift'

At 86, legendary singer Tony Bennett says he's at the top of his game and more passionate than ever about his art. In his memoir Life Is a Gift, he reflects on more than six decades in the recording industry and lifetime surrounded by family and friends.
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Talking Turkey (And Pie) In 'Thanksgiving'

New York Times editor Sam Sifton has this important piece of Thanksgiving advice: Forget innovation. No ham, no swordfish, no beef tenderloin, just turkey and pie. His new book, Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well, provides recipes for a simple, stress-free holiday meal.

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