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When his wife and young daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, Joe Biden struggled to acknowledge his grief publicly. "He didn't want to become a symbol of human vulnerability," Evan Osnos says. "But it was thrust upon him and he had to decide whether to embrace it." Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

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What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era, Carlos Lozada Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Washington Post Critic Says 'Trump Has Unwittingly Enabled' Discussions Of Race

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A box of Twinkies sat in Colin Purrington's basement for eight years, until just a few weeks ago. Two West Virginia University scientists are studying the fungi growing on them. Matt Kasson hide caption

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Peter Lorre stars in the 1931 film M, which is a great horror entry point for scaredy cats. Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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A New DAWN On Broadway

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson's new book is called The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food. "Dressing has always been part of an African identity, but also a sad journey in American history," Samuelsson says. "As Black men, we had to dress up. ... If we didn't look in a certain way ... police officers [could] round us up — and it still happens." Angie Mosier/Little, Brown hide caption

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Marcus Samuelsson: Erasing Black Culinary History Ignores 'The Soul Of American Food'

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Bad Hair stars Elle Lorraine as Anna, an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. Tobin Yellan/Hulu hide caption

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Medusa cutting her hair and Hercules exercising at home are two examples of Jonathan Muroya's Greek Quarantology illustration series. Jonathan Muroya hide caption

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New Book Examines How The 1st Amendment Sits At The Forefront In An Election Year

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