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25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum

On March 18, 1990, robbers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Author Stephen Kurkjian explains why anyone would bother to steal work so priceless it couldn't be sold.
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Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.
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The Long Road To 'Single, Carefree, Mellow'

Writer Katherine Heiny has published her first collection of short stories, Single, Carefree, Mellow.
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Book Review: 'The Discreet Hero'

Alan Cheuse reviews one of his all-time favorite authors, Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. His new book is called The Discreet Hero, and it was translated by Edith Grossman.
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WWII Novel-Memoir Explores The Blurry Line Between Fact And Fiction

In Daniel Torday's The Last Flight of Poxl West, a Jewish refugee tells his heroic World War II story in a best-selling — and partly fabricated — memoir.
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Book Review: 'Sailing The Forest'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews the dark wonder of Scottish poet, Robin Robertson, in his new collection, Sailing the Forest.
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New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More

A civic hacker in D.C. has made a new add-on for your browser that lets you know if a book is available at the local library before you hit "checkout" on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Barney Frank's Journey From Closeted To An Openly Gay Member Of Congress

In his new memoir, Frank describes how early in politics he feared people would "draw inferences" if he supported gay rights. But his drive to fight discrimination was stronger.
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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

In their new book, terrorism experts Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger say that the "projection of strength" has lead to the rapid expansion of the self-declared Islamic State.
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Change Your Habits And You'll Be 'Better Than Before'

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gretchen Rubin about her new book, Better Than Before. It's her philosophy of how to create good habits and nix the bad ones.

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