Jeremiah Tower is the subject of The Last Magnificent, a new documentary on his crash-and-burn career. It was produced by Anthony Bourdain, who feels that Tower has been denied his due in the American culinary pantheon. Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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'Hourglass' Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage

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'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

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LA Riot Documentaries Show Dehumanizing Black People Enables Abuses in Policing

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'Thunder In The Mountains' Tells Tragedy Of Two Strong, Opposing Leaders

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The Eugene J. Candy Co., which opened a year ago in Brooklyn, stocks offbeat novelties like wax fangs as well as its own experimental confections. Courtesy of Eugene J. hide caption

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Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

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In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

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Listen to Anne Webster read her poem

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Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

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Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

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Author Alison MacLeod Tries To Find Humor In Terrorism

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Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science

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City Planning As A Contact Sport In 'Citizen Jane: Battle For The City'

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'Missing Richard Simmons' Follows Fitness Guru's Supposed Disappearance

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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

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