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'Interior Chinatown' Puts That Guy In The Background Front And Center

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Michael Chabon attends the premiere of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Picard in Hollywood, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2020. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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'First, Last And Always, I Am A Fan': Michael Chabon Steers Latest 'Star Trek'

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In 'Sexual Citizens,' Students Open Up About Sex, Power And Assault On Campus

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Bryan Stevenson is the author of the memoir Just Mercy, which was recently adapted into a film starring Michael B. Jordan. Rog Walker/Paper Monday hide caption

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'Just Mercy' Attorney Asks U.S. To Reckon With Its Racist Past And Present

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Scott Simon Draws The Mystery Of 'Sunnyside Plaza' From His Own Past

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In An Election Year, Reflecting On A Political Power Couple From The 1800s

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MCD

Living An Everyday Life Amid The Disrupters In 'Uncanny Valley'

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'American Oligarchs' Reveals How Trump, Kushner Families Learned To Work The System

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Author Peggy Orenstein's new book, Boys & Sex, is based on extensive interviews with more than 100 college and college-bound boys and young men across the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 22 on intimacy, consent and navigating masculinity. They spanned a broad range of races, religions, classes and sexual orientations. Siza Padovan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Boys & Sex' Reveals That Young Men Feel 'Cut Off From Their Hearts'

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Grove Books

'Why We Can't Sleep' Documents The Unique Pressures On Gen X Women

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In a new book The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, author Kelly McGonigal argues that we should look beyond weight loss to the many social and emotional benefits of exercise. Boris Austin/Getty Images hide caption

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McSweeney's Publishing

'Chicken Of The Sea' Is So Wacky — Of Course It Was Created By Kids

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2012's song of the summer, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," inspired the popular music podcast Switched on Pop. Now, the co-hosts have authored a new book. Barry Brecheisen/AP hide caption

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'Switched On Pop' Podcast Turns Accessible Music Analysis Into A New Book

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Genie Milgrom, pictured in 2013, stands in the entryway of her Miami home wrapped in a long family tree, filled with the names of 22 generations of grandmothers. Raised Catholic, Milgrom traced her family's hidden Jewish roots with the help of a trove of ancient family recipes written down by the women of her family over generations. Emily Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Trove Of Recipes Dating Back To Inquisition Reveals A Family's Secret Jewish Roots

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Happy Winter Solstice! At Last, We've Made It To 'The Shortest Day'

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When Mom Is Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews Writes Memoir With Her Daughter

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Tradewind Books

This Book Teaches Kids The Concept Of 'Boonoonoonous' (It's A Good Thing)

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