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During the workweek you may not have much time to settle in with a good (make that great) read. So every Saturday, editor Kari Howard will tell you all about the Great Reads of the past week.

  • Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star - at age 64

    Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star - at age 64

    At a beach-side Cannes Film Festival party, Cannes Film Festival things were going on. Young women of model-esque builds were flaunting skin and Hermès. Men in boat shoes and cream-colored jackets were sipping wine. Photographers were whipping their cameras up from their necks, unleashing a barrage...

  • Artificial intelligence bot vs. the poker pros

    Artificial intelligence bot vs. the poker pros

    Doug Polk, one of the world's best poker players, shoveled egg whites into his mouth with a plastic fork and slurped unsweetened oatmeal from a paper cup, 13 days into the oddest tournament he has ever entered.

  • Fighting for her choice: 'a more dignified and peaceful death'

    Fighting for her choice: 'a more dignified and peaceful death'

    The dishes she used to scrub after each family dinner pile up by the sink. The husband who sweetly called her his trophy wife cries alone in the room where he now sleeps. The 11-year-old son with big brown eyes who once cuddled on her lap now hardly comes near her.

  • Hollywood bids a tearful farewell to Victor's Square Restaurant

    Hollywood bids a tearful farewell to Victor's Square Restaurant

    Supplies were running low on a weekday night at Victor's Square Restaurant in Hollywood. They were out of roast chicken and baked potatoes, and it was getting hard to keep up with all the orders for matzo ball soup.

  • Finding salvation in the stories of Nepal's survivors

    Finding salvation in the stories of Nepal's survivors

    He had tried to stop his boozing but had relapsed, sneaking "10-rupee hooch."

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