Talking to Carly Simon about her friendship with Jackie O.

We talk to Carly Simon about what it was like to be friends with Jackie O, the music they listened to, her favorite memory and more.

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Stephen Chbosky returns with "Imaginary Friend"

The author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower returns to novel writing with Imaginary Friend, a horror novel that he swears is "not a gore-a-thon" but "more of a mother-son story." Read our interview with Stephen Chbosky.

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A conversation with the lovely Julie Andrews

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

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Admiral McRaven's book picks, plus excerpts from a conversation

The celebrated military leader—and author of "Make Your Bed" and "Sea Stories"—shares a few stories with us, and some book recommendations.

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Annalee Newitz on punk rock, feminism, and "The Future of Another Timeline"

Set in a world where Harriet Tubman was elected to the U.S. Senate and Tim Burton made "Wonder Woman" films in the 1980s and 1990s instead of "Batman," Annalee Newitz's newest novel dives into how change is often balanced on a knife's edge.

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Meet Chanel Miller, author of "Know My Name"

Chanel Miller explains her decision to emerge from the shadows of being known only as "Emily Doe" in her revelatory memoir, Know My Name.

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How to stop being the "she-fault" person who does it all

Eve Rodsky's Fair Play system for rebalancing domestic duties between couples can change lives... and marriages. We talk with Rodsky about ownership, fairness, and not crying anymore over blueberries.

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A conversation with Stephen Schwarzman, author of "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence"

Talking to the billionaire investor/philanthropist on the publication of his much-anticipated book. 

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"The author is clearly insane" - which is why we love "Gideon the Ninth"

We talk with Tamsyn Muir about her debut epic space fantasy novel that features necromancers, sword-swinging cavaliers, and an argument-inducing pair of aviator sunglasses.

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Digs... in... space!

Adam Savage — the erstwhile Mythbuster and author of Every Tool's a Hammer — talks to Sarah Parcak about Archaeology from Space and the 3,000,000-foot view of human history.

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"The Whisper Man": author Alex North on thrills, chills, and empathy

The author of a new psychological thriller with a knock-out ending talked to us about his characters and himself.

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Fighting fires both on and off the job

When a female firefighter from Austin joins an all-male fire station outside Boston, more than one life is upended in Katherine Center's funny, spot-on, and sometimes bittersweet Things You Save in a Fire.

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Chuck Wendig’s “Wanderers” explores those who wander and those who protect them

While a single sleepwalker can be unsettling, Wendig's newest novel speculates on how the country would react to more than a hundred of them, all inexorably walking toward the same unknown destination.

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Subterranean homesick blues: into the "Underland" with Robert Macfarlane

"This is a very, very old impulse. To go into the dark, to seek meaning, to tell stories, to leave marks. To keep what's precious safe, and to dispose of what's dangerous."

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Eve Ensler on "The Apology"

"I realized that I could turn how my father lived in me from a monolithic monster into an apologist--from this terrifying entity into this broken, sad, tragic little boy. In doing so he lost power over me..." The celebrated author (The Vagina Monologues) and activist on a pathway to healing for survivors of abuse, and for the abusers themselves.

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