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So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre?

More and more writers are setting their novels and short stories in worlds, not unlike our own, where the Earth's systems are noticeably off-kilter. The genre has come to be called climate fiction — "cli-fi," for short.
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Michael Pollan: "Cooked"

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

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Inside The Graphic Novel Boom

Books that fall into the category of "graphic novel" encompass nearly all literary genres and artistic mediums. We explore the increasingly popular field and talk with artist-cum-authors who are finding new ways to tell stories.

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Septime Webre And The Washington Ballet

Septime Webre's latest ballet adaptation of a great American novel, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

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Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

Writer Barbara Kingsolver is one of a handful of novelists with a science background, and she puts it to use in her new novel Flight Behavior. Kingsolver discusses the book and why she chose to look at the the issue of climate change in a fictional work set in rural Tennessee.
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Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions.
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David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde on how Islam is being reimagined in countries across the Middle East and what the changes mean for U.S. influence in the region.

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Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People'

Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.

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