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"Conversation in the Cathedral."
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Diplomat and writer Emily Parker say by Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa uses fiction to uniquely depict what it actually looks like living day-to-day under a authoritarian regime.

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3:19
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Junot Diaz recommends Samuel R. Delany's reverse-chronology novel that captures the tragic story of a closeted poet who struggles to reckon with his desires.

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3:09
Anna Karenina
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The Turkish writer and Nobel laureate says his favorite novel — the 800-plus-page Russian novel bursting with characters living the life of imperial Russian society — is a complex miracle of a book.

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David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece — Infinite Jest — is famously difficult to read. Colleen Leahy and Makini Allwood are climbing the literary mountain of a book, and sharing their experience on a podcast called "And But So."

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10:18
woman on beach
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It's summertime and the living is easy — but the reading shouldn't be. "To The Best Of Our Knowledge" producers compile a reading list for those seeking a challenge as their beach read. 

Syna So Pro
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Musical guest Syna So Pro explains how her classical music training informs her electronic loops.

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14:20
Bob Hansmen
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One professor crosses St. Louis’ racial divide.

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9:46
Nicole Paris
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Father-daughter beatboxers Nicole Paris and Ed Cage take vocal percussion from the cradle to the stage.

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5:35