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Meet The Guy Who Has Been A Hero, A Pirate, A 'Mountain Of Molten Lust'

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.
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'The Dream Life Of Astronauts' Is A Journey To Emotional Deep Space

Patrick Ryan's book of short stories is set around Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the 1960s and '70s. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's the best new short story collection she's read in light years.
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'The War At Home' Recounts The Tension Of Being A Military Spouse

As the wife of a Navy fighter pilot, memoirist Rachel Starnes has had much of her life — including where she lives and how often she gets to live with her husband — determined by his career.
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Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.
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'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism.
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'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.
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2 Brilliantly Written Novels From Mexico Head Up A Wave Of Literary Talent

Critic John Powers says there's a boom in good fiction emerging from Mexico. He recommends Among Strange Victims, by Daniel Saldaña París, and The Transmigration of Bodies, by Yuri Herrera.
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Your Turn: Community Policing

It's "your turn" to join a conversation about where the D.C. region fits into the reinvigorated national debate about race, community policing and accountability.

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Andy Stern: "Raising The Floor"

The former head of the SEIU explores how new technology will impact American workers and makes the case for a universal basic income.

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How The 'Perfect 10' Became A Thing Of The Past In Gymnastics

Dvora Meyers' book The End of the Perfect 10 looks at the new scoring system for international gymnastics competitions and the evolution and demise of the iconic "perfect 10" score.

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