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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.
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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.
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Readers' Review: "Fates And Furies" By Lauren Groff

For this month's Readers’ Review: Diane and her guests discuss “Fates and Furies,” the best-selling 2015 novel by Lauren Groff. Framed in Greek mythology, it’s the story of a marriage, told from the husband’s point of view – then his wife’s.

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'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
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Robert Gottlieb: "Avid Reader"

Robert Gottlieb on his career as an editor and publisher, and a life spent among many of America's greatest writers.

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A Conversation With Berkeley Breathed, Creator of the "Bloom County" Comic Strip

The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" on the revival of his beloved comic strip after a 25-year hiatus and a new book about the origins of Bill The Cat.

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'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

Back in the days of the space race, "computers" were people — often women — who performed vital calculations. Hidden Figures tells the stories of the women who got some of the first men to space.
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Before 'Humans Of New York,' Terkel Showed Dignity In Everyday People In 'Working'

Iconic journalist Studs Terkel was creating a best-seller, when he interviewed people around the U.S. for his book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.
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Depicting Sexual Predators As Villains In Fiction Is Tricky

Humbert Humbert, the main character in Lolita, is one of the most famous "sympathetic" villains in history. Today, a story from the point of view of a sexual predator might not get told in literature.

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