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22 Years After Famous Firing, Kathleen Battle Returns To Metropolitan Opera

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

The opera singer Kathleen Battle is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera — 22 years after she was famously dismissed for "unprofessional actions."

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

Before there were digital computers, there were "human computers," women who used pencils and paper to do the math that helped carry the U.S. into space. Nathalia Holt tells their story in a new book.

This Novel Doesn't Find Meaning In Cancer, It Gives Its Malevolence Full Due

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:22pm

Charles Bock could have chosen to write this story as an autobiography. Alice & Oliver is based on a real-life nightmare in which his wife — then, a young mother — was diagnosed with leukemia.

Laid-Off Tech Journalist Joins A Start-Up, Finds It's Part Frat, Part Cult

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:22pm

Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he lost his job reporting on the tech industry. He took a job at a start-up, where he was the old guy. His new book is Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.

'Star Wars' Voice Actor Who, As Admiral Ackbar, Warned 'It's A Trap!' Dies At 93

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 8:23am

Erik Bauersfeld's amphibious rebel commander was far from the biggest role that the Star Wars movies had to offer. But three words transformed a bit part into a fan favorite: "It's a trap!"

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