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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in an undated photo. Twain died April 21, 1910. (AP)

Coming up on the centennial of Mark Twain’s death, we look at his late work, last years, and the woman in the middle of it all.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Acclaimed author Chang-Rae Lee on love and war in his new novel, “The Surrendered.”

 
Friday, February 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Bankers versus the world in Adam Haslett’s big debut novel, “Union Atlantic.”

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Vladimir Nabokov’s last, unfinished work — just published, against his dying wishes. We’ll ask how it alters our view of Lolita’s creator.

 
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo on his new novel of midlife crackup and the search for happiness: “That Old Cape Magic.”

 
Monday, August 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Master storyteller Pat Conroy talks about his first novel in 14 years, “South of Broad,” and much more.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Brand new Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout on small-town Maine and her prize-winning novel, “Olive Kitteridge.”

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Novelist T.C. Boyle on his new work, “The Women,” and the tempestuous love life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Excerpt from Driftless by David Rhodes.

 
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | 11:00 AM

After 30 years’ silence, David Rhodes is back with small-town life and a cougar in the hay mow in his new book, “Driftless.”

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Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Beyoncé performs at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Getty)

Sex, power and Beyoncé’s feminism. The message to young women.

 
Aug 29, 2014
Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.  (AP)

War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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