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Under the dome
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Imagine eight scientists, four men and four women, volunteer for a grand experiment focusing on the future of humanity: living for two years inside of a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. That’s the premise behind acclaimed novelist T.C. Boyle’s new book, "The Terranauts." More

Tommy Caldwell, at his base camp in the middle of the Dawn Wall.
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Tommy Caldwell talks about his lifelong obsession with climbing.More

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16:06
Li
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Yiyun Li on leaving behind her health and native language to write.More

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12:24
violin
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Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.More

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10:21
John Waters
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John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

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13:34
Estee Lauder
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What do Steve Jobs, Estee Lauder and Ted Williams have in common? They were driven by individual compulsions.More

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13:13
House on the Rock Carousel
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Author Neil Gaiman on the magic beyond the House on the Rock's walls.More

George Saunders
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2017 Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders talks about his creative process, his fledgling Buddhist practice, and the enduring fascination with Lincoln and the Civil War.More

striped floor
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In collaboration with David Lynch, Mark Frost co-created one of the most enduring fictional universes of all time — Twin Peaks. Bookending the series' return to TV in 2017 after 25 years, Frost has written two innovative novels that take a deep dive into the history of the surreal logging town. More

Hope Jahren
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Nothing makes Hope Jahren happier than tinkering in her lab, studying fossilized plants. More

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11:58

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