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'Republic Of Imagination' Sings The Praises Of Literature  |   

The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns, this time with a paean to the importance of literature in a democratic society. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Azar Nafisi may be preaching to the choir.

#ColorFacts: A Weird Little Lesson, In Rainbow Order  |   

Where'd the term "red tape" come from? Why are the Simpsons yellow? And is there a rhyme for orange? We answer these pressing questions — and more — in a new look at your old friend Roy G. Biv.

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'  |   

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween  |   

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.

Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'  |   

When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.

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