Thursday, May 29

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A profile of Tiny Lister, the silver screen’s half-blind villain.

Wednesday, May 28

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“But to grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed. What it costs, in truth. Not superficial costs—anybody can have that—I mean in truth. That’s what I write. What it really is like. I’m just telling a very simple story.”

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A profile of the internet’s poet, Patricia Lockwood.

Tuesday, May 27

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Making vision boards with rap’s strangest fallen star.

Monday, May 26

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On Edward St. Aubyn’s autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels.

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On a recent lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven and Led Zeppelin’s deep catalog of songs that were revealed to have been written by others.

Sunday, May 25

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Saturday, May 24

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Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.

Tuesday, May 20

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How CREW and MUSTIE decide what books stay in a library's circulation.

Excerpted from The Shelf.

Monday, May 19

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Sunday, May 18

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The story of Max Factor, a Polish immigrant who revoltuionized Hollywood cosmetics starting in the 1920s, and his “Beauty Calibrator” machine.

Saturday, May 17

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Growing up with Charlie Brown.