Author Robert Pirsig and his son Chris in 1968. Pirsig, who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at age 88. William Morrow/HarperCollins hide caption

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Jeremiah Tower is the subject of The Last Magnificent, a new documentary on his crash-and-burn career. It was produced by Anthony Bourdain, who feels that Tower has been denied his due in the American culinary pantheon. Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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For Baseball's Rick Ankiel, Losing His Pitching Ability Led To An Unusual Comeback

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'Hourglass' Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage

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'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

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'Thunder In The Mountains' Tells Tragedy Of Two Strong, Opposing Leaders

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

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In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

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Author Alison MacLeod Tries To Find Humor In Terrorism

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Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science

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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

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Boiled octopus, a recipe for "reliably tender, flavorful octopus that can be used as it is, or as a basis for fried or grilled octopus dishes," write Richard Horsey and Tim Wharton in Ugly Food. "Octopus is also totally sustainable, very economical and incredibly versatile — the various methods of preparation and cooking lend it subtly different flavors," says Wharton. Couresty of Tanya Ghosh hide caption

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