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Dafne Keen as Lyra (alongside her daemon Pantalaimon) in HBO's new adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. HBO hide caption

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'His Dark Materials' Producer Jane Tranter Stays True To The Story

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In a new book of essays, literary luminaries share stories of surviving dark times and the foods tied to those memories. Think of it as a cathartic dinner party. Meryl Rowin hide caption

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Rick Baker sculpts a puppet head for the 1981 film An American Werewolf in London. Now retired, Baker's work has been collected in the two-volume collection Metamorphosis. Elaine Baker/Courtesy of Cameron Books hide caption

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Rick Baker, The Monster Maker Of Hollywood

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Food Brings Families Together In 'Fry Bread'

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Racial Unrest Of Early '90s Los Angeles Resurfaces In 'Your House Will Pay'

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Bill Conway (left) and Matt Saincome (right) collected their favorite articles from their satirical website The Hard Times for a new book. Stefan Vleming/Courtesy of the authors hide caption

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The Satire Continues With 'The Hard Times: The First 40 Years'

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Monster-Maker Rick Baker On 'Metamorphosis'

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New Barnes & Noble CEO Started His Career As An Independent Bookseller

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Kevin Wilson's previous books include The Family Fang, Perfect Little World and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine. Leigh Anne Couch/Ecco hide caption

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For Author Kevin Wilson, Writing Offers A Brief Reprieve From Tourette's

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In New Memoir 'Ordinary Girls,' Jaquira Díaz Searches For Home

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Author Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne Discusses Her Novel 'Holding On To Nothing'

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