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2017 James Beard Award Winners

The prestigious James Beard awards for cookbooks published in 2016 were handed out last night in Chicago. Here are some of the winners:

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Think About Taxes - T.R. Reid on "A Fine Mess"

Now that our taxes are completed (hopefully), it's a good time to think about taxes. Or at least the future of taxes. They could be a lot simpler and easier -- and it could happen soon.

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A Conversation Between Karin Slaughter and Sara Paretsky

It's just a week before the publication of Sara Paretsky's new V.I. Warshawski novel Fallout-- and Karin Slaughter and Paretsky got to talking...

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The Chef's Hat. Or in this case, chefs in hats.

A day with two award-winning chefs, Marcus Samuelsson and Thierry Rautureau, checking out some of Seattle's best local flavor and hats. Yes, hats.

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Psst..."Strong is the New Pretty." Pass it on.

That say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in Kate T. Parker's newly released book of photographs those words are about the definition of pretty. Strength, determination, joy, and kindness are just a few of them...

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Influential Creativity

Some of the books written or inspired by this year's South by Southwest conference speaker panel...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Margaret Wise Brown

Innovator, loyal friend, and a woman with an infectious zest for life. What author Amy Gary learned about one of our most iconic children's book authors.

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Julia Child's Memories of Publishing Icon Alfred Knopf

When Julia Child was trying to get Mastering the Art of French Cooking published she didn't have an easy time of it. It was with Alfred A. Knopf that the book found a home, and reproduced here is an essay Child wrote for the publishing house's magazine in remembrance of the man himself.

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of February

This month's top picks in Young Adult include two powerful historical novels, a magical fantasy, the criminal underworld, a graphic novel, and gladiators...

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The Book We've Been Waiting For...Philip Pullman's "The Book of Dust"

This is not a drill. Philip Pullman has a new book coming in the fall and it's the one we've been waiting for...

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