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‘Modern Brides & Modern Grooms’: How Same-Sex Marriage Has Opened Doors for All of Us

The new paradigm explodes restrictive categories and in their place offers greater freedom for both gay and straight couples.

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This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed

In 1946 Paul Robeson told President Truman that if the government refused to defend its black citizens, blacks would have to defend themselves. A new book, and history, reveal why Robeson’s words were so tragically prophetic.

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That Bird Has My Wings: An Acrostic Pantoum About Death Row Prisoner Jarvis Jay Masters

Carolyne Wright’s touching poem echoes the powerful words of Jarvis Jay Masters, an African-American on death row in a California prison.

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Over Half a Century After ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Harper Lee Plans to Publish Second Novel

The new book takes place 20 years after the events described in the 1960 best-seller.

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Rap Mogul ‘Suge’ Knight Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The rap music icon has been charged in an incident in which one man was killed and another injured in a parking lot in Compton, Calif.

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‘The Renaissance Didn’t Happen Here’ (Video)

The final film of Russian director Alexei German—which was 12 years in the making—immerses viewers in a reimagined Middle Ages. “I don’t think any film has ever depicted a world so awful with such conviction,” Gabriel Winslow-Yost writes in The New York Review of Books.

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Fire May Have Damaged 1 Million Documents in a Cultural ‘Chernobyl’

A fire is believed to have damaged more than 1 million historic books and papers in a Moscow library said to contain some of the richest collections of work in the Slavic language.

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The Age of Cryptocurrency

A new book examines Bitcoin, a “highly disruptive technology” that has the modest goal of “freeing people from the tyranny of centralized trust.”

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Melting Away

The idea of photography as historic document is particularly poignant in a new book chronicling endangered polar regions, with magnificent portraits of icebergs and altered landscapes that are at risk of being lost forever.

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A Report to the City Commissioners: A Poem About Freedom and Privacy in the Surveillance Age

At a time when the surveillance state seems stronger than ever, award-winning poet David Wagoner reminds us that sometimes even the most regimented pursuits may lead to a freedom that can only be found in unexpected places.

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