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The Most Provocative, Revolutionary, Dangerous and Radical Book Ever Written

Posted August 21, 2011 | 08/21/11 09:17 PM ET

Q1: What book, born of the political upheavals in mid-nineteenth century Europe,  spearheaded radical Leftist Anarchism in the United States during the late-nineteenth through early decades of the...
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The Butterfly Art Of Vladimir Nabokov: A Love Story

Posted June 12, 2011 | 06/12/11 08:15 PM ET

Vladimir Nabokov




The last substantial group...

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You Will Be Devoured by Seven Horrible Demons

Posted May 31, 2011 | 05/31/11 12:23 PM ET




"...Seven horrible demons of cat-like appearance...
devour her heart, her entrails, and...

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The Surrealistic Book Paintings of Alireza Darvish

Posted March 29, 2011 | 03/29/11 09:54 PM ET

Born in Rasht, Iran in 1968, graphic designer, illustrator, and animator Alireza Darvish attended the Fine Arts Institute in Teheran, 1984-88, and thereafter became one of Iran's foremost illustrators....
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S.J. Perelman, Humorist, Cardiology a Specialty

Posted March 9, 2011 | 03/09/11 10:57 AM ET

So, you wake up at 12:20 AM in a sweat, dizzy, pressure in your chest. You've been here before, twenty-one years ago, when you were thirty-eight: you don't panic; you wait for the angina to pass. It doesn't. There must be one but you can't find a carotid or radial...

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The Most Amazing Woman You've Never Heard Of

Posted February 21, 2011 | 02/21/11 03:57 PM ET

With one exception, all first-person accounts of famous seafaring voyages have been written by men. This exceptional woman was not the first to circumnavigate the globe but she was and remains the sole one to have written about it, the only great voyage narrative told from a...
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Cashing In on an Author's Death (18th Century Edition)

Posted February 8, 2011 | 02/08/11 12:50 PM ET

Yes, I knew [fill-in full name]. Though we met only once, I knew [fill-in last name] better than anyone else, or, at least, in a different way than any other person who has ever lived.

We met while in the check-out line at the supermarket. I was shy, and so...

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I Slept in Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin: And Brought Something To Read (PHOTOS)

Posted December 15, 2010 | 12/15/10 08:13 AM ET

The original pine casket that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald from his burial on November 25, 1963 until his exhumation on October 4, 1981 will be auctioned on Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, I took a nap...

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