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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:34pm

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the "deep, long-lasting shame" caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires of men.

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'These Truths' Looks At America Through The Promises Of Its Beginning

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 8:51am

By engaging with our country's past — and present — in an intellectually honest way, Jill Lepore has created a book that truly does encapsulate the American story in all its pain and triumph.

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In The Powerful 'Deviation,' Luce D'Eramo Rejects Her Past And Faces An Uncertain Future

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:00am

First published in 1979 and now released in English for the first time, D'Eramo's autobiographical novel details her harrowing experiences in German labor camps during World War II.

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At The 2018 Emmys, 'Game Of Thrones' And 'Mrs. Maisel' Soar While The Hosts Struggle

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:43pm

Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cleaned up in the comedy categories and Game of Thrones won the big drama prize for the third time. The show on the whole, though, was awfully dull.

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Emmys Red Carpet Highlights: A Look At The Fashion

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 7:10pm

The stars took a walk down the red carpet before the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Here's a peek at what they wore.

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Actress Sally Field Discusses Her Relationship With Burt Reynolds

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:40pm

In her memoir, In Pieces, actress Sally Field remembers her relationship with actor Burt Reynolds. She writes that the relationship was controlling and emotionally abusive.

Emmys 2018: The Winners So Far

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:11pm

Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, and Westworld led the Primetime Emmy nominations back in July. We'll be tracking how they fare during Sunday's live show.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Examines The 'Unspoken Alliance' Between Science And War

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:26pm

In his new book, Accessory to War, the astrophysicist argues that people who work in his field are often complicit to military development — despite being overwhelmingly liberal and anti-war.

Did A Real-Life Kidnapping Inspire Nabokov's 'Lolita'?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:26pm

Sarah Weinman's The Real Lolita offers a compelling argument that Nabokov's 1955 novel had its roots in the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner — despite the author's claim to the contrary.

New Faces And Old Favorites Will Face Off At The Emmy Awards

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:00am

Monday night, the Emmy Awards will try to crown the best of television. We have everything you need to know to enjoy the show.

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With Wallpaper, 'Whiskey' And Women, Reese Witherspoon Celebrates The South

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:46am

The actress' book title, Whiskey in a Teacup, comes from a phrase her grandmother used to describe Southern women: Like whiskey in a teacup, they're beautiful on the outside and fierce on the inside.

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There's No Stopping Toronto's 'Uber-Raccoon'

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 9:52am

Toronto is known for its raccoons' aggressive ability to get into garbage cans. The city spent millions trying to fight the gray menace — with mixed results.

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She Thought Her Family Was Middle Class, Not Broke In The Richest Country On Earth

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 7:21am

In Heartland, author Sarah Smarsh explores what working class looks like in the United States while reflecting upon her own life experiences growing up in the Midwest.

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Mysterious Stones Found In Colo. May Have Been Ancient Musical Instruments

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 7:21am

Researchers thought the rounded stones found in the desert — clearly shaped by human hands — were used to grind nuts or seeds. But archaeologist Marilyn Martorano says they are actually lithophones.

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Photojournalists Are Demanding A #MeToo Reckoning

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 7:21am

Vox photo editor Kainaz Amaria talks about the unaddressed culture of sexual harassment in the photojournalism industry — a rampant issue she says stems from a glaring gender imbalance.

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Homer's 'Unwilling' Women Are No Longer Quiet In 'The Silence Of The Girls'

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 6:00am

Told from the perspective of Achilles' concubine, Briseis, Pat Barker's The Silence Of The Girls brings new life to the women of Homer's Iliad.

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Apocalypse? Naw. 'Woman World' Is a Laid-Back Utopia

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:10am

Aminder Dhaliwal's popular Instagram comic chronicles life in a world where men have gone extinct. It turns out, without men, life is pretty mellow — making for a sly critique of patriarchy.

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'Dear America,' Writes A Pulitzer-Winning Journalist — And Undocumented Immigrant

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 7:26am

Jose Antonio Vargas' new book is a memoir about living in the U.S. as an "undocumented citizen" — a secret he himself didn't discover until he was 16.

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Pitch Perfect' Anna Kendrick On Pitching Perfectly

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 5:54am

How much does the star of the Pitch Perfect movies know about pitching perfectly? We've invited her to answer three questions about a no-hitter thrown by Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis in June 1970.

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Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 5:18am

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street — always has been and always will be." Bill Cunningham

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