The Mariners Had a No-Hitter: Here's a Baseball Book List

In honor of the Seattle Mariners' no-hitter, here's a list of baseball books. 

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An Excerpt from Zora Neale Hurston's "Barracoon"

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston, who became one of the best-known writers of the Harlem Renaissance, traveled to Alabama to interview Oluale Kossula, the only living survivor of the last shipment of African slaves to the United States. Hurston, who studied anthropology at Barnard, compiled Kossula's tragic oral history into "Barracoon," published today for the first time.

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For Those Who Have Already Rocked

Twilight of the Gods salutes you. We spoke with author Steven Hyden about the "end of classic rock" as many of its stars embark on their farewell tours—its lasting influence, bad records that are secretly good records, and whether or not rock is really dead.

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Make Room, Grumpy Cat, Juniper the Fox Has Arrived...

A 600-pound house pig named Esther? Check.  A grumpy feline with two million Instagram followers? Check.  Now meet Juniper...

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The Best Nonfiction of May

A bird-brained heist, dirty dealings at a Silicon Valley start-up, and the science of psychedelics are just three of our selections for the top true tales of the month.

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Madeleine Albright Sounds a Warning on the Global Rise of Fascism

We speak with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the historic and current rise of fascism, the danger of hypernationalism, and how to get out of our own echo chambers.

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The Lure of the Gurus

The riveting six-part documentary series Wild Wild Country recounts the weird, dark tale of "the Bhagwan," his thousands of maroon-clad acolytes, and their takeover of a tiny Oregon town. How did this happen, and why are people drawn to megalomaniacs, over and over again? Here are four books exploring cults of personality, from family-size to village-scale, with endings ranging from uplifting to disastrous. 

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The Best Nonfiction of April

Misadventures sardonically told, the wisdom of natural disasters, and the wacky world of animal depravity highlight our picks for the best fact-based writing of the month.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of April

Come sail away with this month's picks, including a courageous and ongoing voyage in search of self and surf.

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A Field Guide to Rough Beasts

Do you know what to do when a black widow spider lurks on the underside of the toilet seat, or raccoons are coming through the cat door? Rachel Levin's Look Big has survival tips for encounters with 50 creatures on the scale from man-eating to merely irritating.

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The Best History Books of April

If you like history books, you're going to like the month of April.

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"The Electric Woman" - A Promotional Video Worth Watching

Here's a promotional video that really captures the essence of the book it's promoting.

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For Those About to Yacht Rock

Greg Prato, author of The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s, presents his Top 10 Y.R. Album Covers of All-Time.

READER ADVISORY: Get ready for some bare chests, feathered hair, and stylized ampersands.

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Life and Timing: A Conversation with Daniel H. Pink

“We make all kinds of timing decisions in life. We think it’s an art. It’s actually a science.” – Daniel H. Pink

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Deep (State) Thoughts

It's a dangerous world out there, folks. Former CIA officer and Survive Like a Spy author Jason Hanson shares one essential skill to help you become the best Jason Bourne you can be.

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