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Hat-Maker Philip Treacy's Favorite Hat, And Many More

Irishman Philip Treacy is milliner to the stars, including Lady Gaga and Madonna. He was the creator of the 36 hats that we saw at the royal wedding — including Princess Beatrice's unforgettable hat. Now the celebrity hat-maker is the subject of a new book by photographer Kevin Davies.
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Book Review: 'Where Tigers Are At Home'

Alan Cheuse reviews Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas de Robles.
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'Bones' Inspires A New Generation Of Crime Fighters

Kathy Reichs, the writer and scientist behind the TV show Bones, is back with a new novel for young adults. Code: A Virals Novel stars Tory Brennan, great-niece of Reich's famed crime-solving heroine Tempe Brennan. Reichs discusses the book, co-written with Brendan Reichs.
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Book News: Geithner Writing 'Behind The Scenes' Story Of The Financial Crisis

Also: Tan Twan Eng wins the Man Asian prize; Aaron Swartz posthumously honored by the American Library Association; Sheryl Sandberg on Madeleine L'Engle.
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'Bankers' New Clothes' Leave Too Little Skin In The Game

Anat Admati, finance professor at Stanford and co-author of a new book on American banks, argues that banks carry too much debt and have too little equity. Government support allows them to hide their risky behavior, distorting the economy as a whole, she says.
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Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" (Rebroadcast)

Only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg on how women hold themselves back in the workplace and what to do about it.

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Book News: Apple CEO Ordered To Testify In E-Book Price Fixing Case

Also: Advice on reading Vladimir Nabokov; fresh opportunities for Twitter poetry; and a new literary award.

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