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We Eat Tomatoes, Why Not Tornadoes? A New Kids' Book Clears Up The Confusion

Can I Eat That? by food critic Joshua David Stein gets young readers curious about their food. And it's fun for adults, too!
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50 Shades Of Shakespeare: How The Bard Used Food As Racy Code

The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)
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David Duchovny On Baseball And How 'X-Files' Made Him A Better Writer

The co-star of the X-Files discusses his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent, about a son reuniting with his absentee father. Duchovny earned a master's degree in literature before starting his TV career.
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A Thrilling TV Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'Night Manager'

Le Carré's 1993 novel comes to life in a six-part AMC series. John Powers says the show, which jets from Egyptian streets to posh Alpine lodges, is one of the most enjoyable thrillers he's seen on TV.
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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Author Beth Hahn On 'The Singing Bone' At Kramerbooks

A convicted killer’s imminent parole forces a woman to confront the nightmarish past she’s spent twenty years escaping. Sound interesting? Come see us speak with the author.

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The Lonely Side Of James Brown

When James McBride, a National Book Award winner for his fiction, decided to write an entire book about James Brown, he wanted to push beyond the hype and racism he says haunts Brown's legacy.
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'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo

DiCamillo says Raymie Nightingale, the 10-year-old protagonist at the heart of her latest novel, is a lot like she was as a child: "Very introverted, watching, worrying, wondering, but also hopeful."
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In Shakespeare's Plays, Mealtimes Were A Recipe For Drama

It's difficult to name a play in which Shakespeare doesn't cook up a bit of conflict around the table. The juiciest plot twists often happened when characters gathered for a meal.
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What If 'Pride And Prejudice' Were Set In Cincinnati?

In Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's retelling of the classic, Mr. Bingley is a reality TV star and Jane Bennet is a yoga teacher.

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