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During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

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Purple, Prose: The new book Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve subjects thousands of books to statistical analysis. NPR Multimedia/AP Photo hide caption

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'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve' Crunches The (Literary) Numbers

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Jerry Miller says he always held out hope for exoneration. "I made a logical decision to do positive things and to think positive," he says. Courtesy of the Innocence Project hide caption

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An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In 'Anatomy Of Innocence'

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Ferris takes on real and imagined horrors in My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Fantagraphics hide caption

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In 'Monsters,' Graphic Novelist Emil Ferris Embraces The Darkness Within

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'One Of The Boys' Tells The Story Of A Corrosive Father-Son Relationship

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Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala in Los Angeles. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in October, though he has not yet accepted it. The Swedish Academy has announced he plans to do so this weekend in Stockholm. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside DARPA, The Pentagon Agency Whose Technology Has 'Changed the World'

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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

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Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

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Author Finds A Counter-Narrative Of Equality In Adam And Eve Story

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