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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Two Stars Share The Stage, And The Roles, In 'Little Foxes'

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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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'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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LA Riot Documentaries Show Dehumanizing Black People Enables Abuses in Policing

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

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The Eugene J. Candy Co., which opened a year ago in Brooklyn, stocks offbeat novelties like wax fangs as well as its own experimental confections. Courtesy of Eugene J. hide caption

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Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

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

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Listen to Anne Webster read her poem

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Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

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