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Twenty Years Later, Anita Hill Reimagines 'Equality'

On Oct. 11, 1991, law professor Anita Hill testified that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Now, 20 years later, Hill is out with Reimagining Equality, a book that was inspired by the letters she received after those hearings.
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A 'Marriage Plot' Full Of Intellectual Angst

Jeffrey Eugenides' third novel, The Marriage Plot, charts the lives of three young adults as they finish college, fall in love and navigate the real world after graduating from Brown University in 1982. Eugenides, also a Brown alum, based some of the novel on his own experiences directly after college.
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How Hip-Hop Has Revolutionized Marketing

Rapper and producer Jay-Z has pushed computers for Hewlett Packard and musician Queen Latifah models for Cover Girl cosmetics. Steve Stoute documents the marriage between hip-hop culture and big business in his new book The Tanning of America. He speaks with guest host Tony Cox.
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Deen Does 'Southern' Fare ... With A Stick Of Butter

Food Network star Paula Deen loves bacon, butter and, of course, Southern cooking. In her new cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, Deen explores the regional variations of Southern food.
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Quest For The Holy Doughnut, And The First Dessert

What's the oldest known dessert? According to a new book by author Michael Krondl, it's a fruitcake-like recipe from ancient Mesopotamia. India gave the world refined sugar — and doughnuts fried in sacred ghee. Krondl leads a sweet journey through the history of dessert.
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'Ten Letters': What Americans Tell Obama

The White House receives some 20,000 letters and emails a day, and occasionally citizens are surprised by a personal response to their missives. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, who writes about this correspondence in his book Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.

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