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Read: Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See ... Toni Morrison's God Help the Child ... Steve Osborne's The Job ... Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk ... Kevin M. Kruse's One Nation Under God ... Benjamin Percy's The Dead Lands ... Listen: Alabama Shakes ... José González ... Passion Pit ... Drake ... Watch: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night ... Cake ... Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection ... Splendid Sheet Pan Advice and more.


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All the Light We Cannot See
By Anthony Doerr

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.

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All the Light We Cannot See is Kerri's book pick

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God Help the Child
By Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child — the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment — weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

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"I Regret Everything": Toni Morrison Looks Back on Her Personal Life

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The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
By Steve Osborne

A retired NYPD lieutenant shares the most entertaining and engrossing true stories from his two decades on the beat, including when he mistook a dentist as an armed robbery suspect and a strange request made by the mother of a suspected criminal.

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After 20 Years on The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

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H is for Hawk
By Helen Macdonald

An experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father recounts how she endeavored to train a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry.

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Taming birds and grief

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
By Kevin M. Kruse

The editor of the award-winning White Flight reveals the role of mid-20th-century corporate titans and evangelical activists in systematically creating the pervasive myth that America has always been a fundamentally Christian nation.

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America Is a "Christian Nation" — Since When?

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The Dead Lands
By Benjamin Percy

A post-apocalyptic reimagining of Lewis and Clark's epic journey is set in a world decimated by a superflu and nuclear fallout, where two explorers investigate rumors of an area of growing crops, plentiful rain and a dangerous rising army.

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New novel takes Lewis and Clark to post-apocalyptic future

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Sound & Color
By Alabama Shakes

"To say that the new record Sound & Color from Alabama Shakes is one of the most anticipated albums of 2015 is the understatement of the year. Alabama Shakes hit the music scene hard three years ago, with the release of Boys & Girls, and they've been picking up steam ever since. Sound & Color is not only an anticipated new album, but a highly anticipated follow-up to a very strong debut. And I can tell you, there's no sophomore slump happening here." — Jill Riley, Host, The Current

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Vestiges & Claws
By José González

On his most recent album, Vestiges & Claws, José González treads a familiar musical path, offering listeners the same subdued-but-powerful austerity of his unobtrusive tenor paired with minimal instrumentation that's come to define his remarkable sound since his full-length debut with 2003's Veneer. While those compositional tendencies have thankfully remained undisturbed, Vestiges & Claws is a divergence in theme for González. Where previous songs such as the well-known "Crosses" or his haunting cover of The Knife's upbeat "Heartbeats" found the singer-songwriter delving into the murky depths of his own consciousness, the songs of Vestiges & Claws are less the morose inward commentary of their predecessors and more curious and at times even positive reflections of the outside world. — Jonathan Dick, NPR

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Kindred
By Passion Pit

Kindred, the new album from Passion Pit, follows 2012's hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on Saturday Night Live and a special Live on Letterman performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: "I Was Really Pretty Lost"

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If You're Reading This It's Too Late
By Drake

If You're Reading This It's Too Late is the fourth mixtape by Canadian recording artist Drake. It is considered his fourth studio album, as it was released commercially through his record label, even though Drake himself considers the project a mixtape.

The mixtape debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with three-day sales of 495,000 copies and 40,000 online streaming credits, and topped his native Canadian Albums Chart, after moving 37,000 units upon the conclusion of the tracking week.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.

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The world's first Iranian vampire Western

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Cake

In the new movie Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman suffering from chronic, debilitating pain. Her pain is both emotional and physical — her anger is so uncontrollable that she has been kicked out of her chronic pain support group.

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman (Jennifer Aniston) who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower (Sam Worthington) of the suicide.

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Jennifer Aniston and her challenging new role in the film, Cake

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Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection

Join the Jedi Knights on an epic journey to defeat the evil Empire. The saga begins with Anakin Skywalker’s descent to the dark side as he transforms into Darth Vader. The story continues as Luke Skywalker leads the fight for freedom.

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Return to your youth. The Star Wars trailer is out

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Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven

When it comes to weeknight cooking, I love a great shortcut. The sheet pan is an underrated kitchen tool that can be used to cook everything from appetizers to dessert — with minimal cleanup.

"[Sheet pans are] wonderful for their simple and relatively hands-off approach," says Molly Gilbert, author of Sheet Pan Suppers. "Just pop your sheet pan in a hot oven, rotate it once midway through cooking, and then dinner is served." Read the full interview.

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From Lynne and Sally:

The picture in the magazine is of bronzed, crisped beauties; yours are soggy and wan with not a brown edge in sight. The missing link here isn’t your potatoes — it’s your pan. It’s too small and the vegetables were too crowded, so they steamed instead of roasted. Roasted foods caramelize only when they have plenty of room to spread out and be surrounded by dry heat. Use this big shallow pan with its sturdy rolled rim to roast and bake nearly everything. Flip it over and it’s a cookie sheet. We have two, since one is always in the dishwasher.

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The producers of This American Life launched a new podcast on their flagship show last season. It was called Serial and it retraced the disappearance of Hae Min Lee and the trial of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed for her murder. The podcast has been heard by over 5 million people and launched a new craze in the public radio world — now, everyone wants a “buzzed” about podcast and are chasing ideas down. The podcast managed to get the The State of Maryland VS Adnan Syed reopened and a new independent podcast, Undisclosed, will pick up where Serial left off and re-analyze the evidence in an attempt to determine via the evidence what happened on January 13, 1999.

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