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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

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"It's easier to sort of face the hard things in your life when you're not alone," says hospice chaplain Kerry Egan. "That's a big part of what a chaplain does, is she stays with you." Ann Summa/Getty Images hide caption

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Hospice Chaplain Reflects On Life, Death And The 'Strength Of The Human Soul'

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In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

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Marvel Recognizes Young Black Women As 'Ironheart' Prepares To Don Tony Stark's Suit

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Film Critic Delves Into 60-Year 'Biography' Of Television

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A Harrowing Tale Of Cold War Escape And Suppression In 'The Tunnels'

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Anthony Bourdain spent decades in the restaurant business before discovering that he had a gift for writing and storytelling. His new cookbook, Appetites, features food he cooks for his 9-year-old daughter. Ecco hide caption

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In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

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This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at a literary genre that explores the darker sides of Latino imagination. Darko Labor/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Latino Noir: Private Eyes And Really Bad Vatos

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The bounty of the earth is celebrated in the high rituals of pagans. (Above) A Wiccan priestess is silhouetted by the afternoon light. In the foreground are examples of Wiccan cooking for the vernal equinox: (clockwise from near right) beet-pickled eggs; roast beef in tarragon; bowl of eggs boiled with onion skin wrap; bread with eggs; Ukrainian painted eggs; and apple crumble. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Gretzky grew up in Ontario, where he used to pretend to win the Stanley Cup in his backyard. "You're always dreaming that you're the guy that scores the game-winning goal," he says. Courtesy of Putnam hide caption

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Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the U.K.'s Man Booker Prize for fiction for his novel The Sellout. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

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