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For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
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George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?
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Actress Anjelica Huston's Memoir Has Glitz, But Lacks Depth

Anjelica Huston's memoir is all Hollywood, all the time. It's full of anecdotes about Jack Nicholson and other stars. But these stories of excess, fame and money lack feeling and subtext.
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A French Best-Seller's Radical Argument: Vichy Regime Wasn't All Bad

In French Suicide, conservative journalist Eric Zemmour argues that if the country wants to reverse its decline, it must cut through its complex about the collaborationist World War II government.
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A Dizzying, Fictional 'History' Draws On Bob Marley's Life

Marlon James' A Brief History Of Seven Killings is a novel based on a real-life assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Its hefty cast and sprawling plot make for a demanding yet rewarding read.
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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
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Aasif Mandvi On Life As A 'No Land's Man' And Impressing Jon Stewart

The Daily Show correspondent was born in India, raised in England and moved to Florida as a teen. His new essay collection reflects on his acting career and his life as an immigrant.
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Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.
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'After' Fifty Shades, Could This Be The Next Big Online Hit?

After is an epic, erotic fan fiction loosely based on the British boy band One Direction. It's being republished by Simon & Schuster, which is hoping the story's online fans will buy it in book form.
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Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.

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