'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

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Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a globe, or "Celestial Training Device." NASA/NASA hide caption

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'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

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Before 'Humans Of New York,' Terkel Showed Dignity In Everyday People In 'Working'

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Depicting Sexual Predators As Villains In Fiction Is Tricky

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'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

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'Let There Be Laughter': Modern Jewish Jokes Poke At Assimilation

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Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

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Kate McKinnon accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards last Sunday. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, Comedy And Your Spooky Grandpa

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In 1948, eight African-American men joined the Atlanta police force. They could not drive squad cars, step foot in police headquarters, or arrest white citizens. They are the inspiration for Thomas Mullen's new novel, Darktown. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center hide caption

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'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

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Frances Moore Lappe speaks at a Rainforest Action Network event. When she wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose. Rainforest Action Network/Flickr hide caption

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

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"You can't have the modern American restaurant without Delmonico's," explains Yale historian Paul Freedman. The restaurant opened in 1837, setting the bar very high for fine dining. Above, a dinner in honor of an admiral held at Delmonico's in 1906. Library of Congress hide caption

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

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