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Arts, Culture & Media

A Russian writer who wrote about the absurdity of life now has a street in Queens named after him

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation to rename 63 different thoroughfares and public places throughout the city. Soon, 63rd Drive in Queens will be the first city street named after a Russian writer — Sergei Dovlatov, whose stories appeared in the New Yorker. And his wife still lives there.

Global Politics

Letters from Zimbabwe

Author Cathy Buckle writes a weekly email letter to friends and family about living conditions in her country, Zimbabwe, and we read an excerpt from one of her recent letters called, "To Stay Safe, Stay Silent."

Arts, Culture & Media

Books for life

We asked some prominent people to tell us about the books that have meant the most to them in their lives. Among those we hear from are opera singer Pl-cido Domingo, writer Pico Iyer, and astronaut Bill Anders.