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Angela Saini, author of Superior: The Return of Race Science. Henrietta Garden hide caption

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Henrietta Garden

Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?

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In 'The Book Of Collateral Damage,' An Accounting Of What Baghdad Lost

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Dapper Dan, Telling Stories In Leather, Fur And Logos

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Travis Rieder, author of In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids, says none of the doctors who prescribed opioids for his waves of "fiery" or "electrical" pain taught him how to safely taper his use of the drugs when he wanted to quit. Stockbyte/Getty Images hide caption

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Motorcycle Crash Shows Bioethicist The Dark Side Of Quitting Opioids Alone

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New Novel Asks: What Would You Do To Get Your Kid Into 'The Gifted School'?

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Author Mo Willems supervises a rehearsal of the musical adaptation of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As the very first Education Artist-in-Residence, "I can say at this point that I am the greatest ... " he laughs, "I'm certainly in the top five." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids' Author Mo Willems Has A New Creative Challenge (And So Should You)

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The list of names for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are seen on a map at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Advance Weather Forecast Got Good

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'Three Women' Puts Female Desire At The Forefront

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Marchers at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco, Calif., carry a banner to call attention to the continuing battle against AIDS on May 29, 1989. The city was home to the nation's first AIDS special care unit. The unit, which opened in 1983, is the subject the documentary 5B. Jason M. Grow/AP hide caption

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1st AIDS Ward '5B' Fought To Give Patients Compassionate Care, Dignified Deaths

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Emily Nussbaum is the TV critic for The New Yorker. Clive Thompson/Courtesy of Random House hide caption

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From 'Buffy' Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms

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'A Lot Of Gray Area': A Legal Expert Explains 'How To Read The Constitution'

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'I Couldn't Continue On': A Former Jehovah's Witness On Leaving The Faith

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Bad Things Happen Out Of The Blue In Sadie Jones' 'The Snakes'

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Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after he was sentenced for felony sexual assault on Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Penn. Mark Makela/AP hide caption

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'Chasing Cosby' Author Says Covering The Cosby Case Was A Journey Of Disillusionment

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2 Fractured Halves Make A Whole In 'Evvie Drake'

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'Damaged' Tales Of Love, In Fiction From 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

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Nora McInerny: What Does Moving Forward Look Like After Loss?

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Geriatrics is a specialty that should adapt and change with each patient, says physician and author Louise Aronson. "I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age." Robert Lang Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

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'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'

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A Muslim In Rural, White Minnesota On How To 'Love Thy Neighbor'

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'Fleishman Is In Trouble': A Debut About Divorce, Dating And Disappearance

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