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Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.

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‘Novel Of The Century’ Is A Lively Companion To ‘Les Misérables’

David Bellos' new book is a comprehensive guide to Les Misérables, and a compelling story in its own right, packed with detail about the creation and publication of Victor Hugo's massive masterpiece.

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Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is ‘Not Negotiable’

For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."

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

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

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

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.

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

Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, "The First Love Story," and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.

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‘Wait Till You See Me Dance’ Is A Marvelous Waltz Of Misdirection

Deb Olin Unferth's story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.

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How Do You Dream Up A Cockatoo Feast? An Artist Explains In ‘Imaginarium’

Looking at Claire Rosen's photographs can feel like walking into someone else's dreams. In her new book Imaginarium she provides inspiration and advice for curating a creative life.

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Forget F. Scott: In ‘Z,’ Christina Ricci Tells Zelda Fitzgerald’s Story

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Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.

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