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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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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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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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Prince performs during the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show in Miami, Fla. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Prince Wanted To 'Break The Mold Of The Memoir,' Says His Co-Writer

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'In Defense Of Elitism' Examines Who Is Part Of The Elite

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Children's Book: 'Claudette's Miraculous Motown Adventure'

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Financier and philanthropist George Soros attends the official opening of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture at the German Foreign Ministry in June 2017. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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George Soros: Open Societies Are Under Threat

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Gene Weingarten Mines Magic From Just 'One Day'

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John Kenney says his poetry — a term he uses loosely — is poetry in the same sense that "Arby's is farm-to-table dining." His new collection is called Love Poems (for People with Children). Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop hide caption

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Sleep Loss, Sunscreen, And Very Little Sex In These 'Love Poems' For Parents

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