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André Leon Talley remembers paging through Vogue for the first time as a child — it was like falling down a "rabbit hole" into "a world of glamour," he says. Talley is the subject of a new documentary called The Gospel According to André. He is shown above at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2007 fashion show. Peter Kramer/Getty Images For IMG hide caption

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For 'Vogue' Titan André Leon Talley, Fashion Was A 'Gateway To The World'

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David Sedaris' new book of stories covers his beach house, his family and getting older. His best advice for aging well? Try "being rich." Ingrid Christie/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Forget 'Good Times,' David Sedaris Is Far More Interested In 'Bad Behavior'

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How Rodgers And Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

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Philip Roth wrote more than two dozen books over six decades. In his later years, he wrote several short novels about the physical indignities of aging. He told Terry Gross in 2006 that he intended to write for as long as he could: "You just drop dead at the computer, and they carry you away," he said. Roth is shown above in 2008. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Philip Roth: 'You Begin Every Book As An Amateur'

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Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'

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New Book Explores The Science Of Pregnancy 'Like A Mother'

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Novelist Michael Chabon: 'My Family And Kids Have Been My Gang'

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In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

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How Trump's 'War' On The 'Deep State' Is Leading To The Dismantling Of Government

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Tig Notaro's new Netflix special Happy to Be Here begins streaming on May 22. Her stand-up, she realized, has always been about "saying and talking about whatever made me happy." Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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Comic Tig Notaro Wants You To Know She's 'Happy To Be Here'

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Best-selling author and journalist Tom Wolfe found that if he tried to fit in with the people he was covering, it deprived him the opportunity to ask obvious questions. He's shown above in New York in 2004. Jim Cooper/AP Photo hide caption

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Tom Wolfe: Writing Nonfiction 'Became A Great Game And A Great Experiment'

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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

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He Felt He Could No Longer Be Funny, Says Robin Williams Biographer

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How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

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Annette Bening plays Irina Arkadina, an aging actress, in a screen adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull. Nicole Rivelli/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Annette Bening: Acting Is 'A Fabulous Way To Expand Your Own Heart'

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