10 books and authors loved by US presidents

From Toni Morrison to William Shakespeare, here are 10 favorites of US presidents.

A Tribe Called Quest lyrics: Every verse to "We The People"

"We don't believe you 'cause we the people / Are you still here in the rear, ayo, we don't need you"

9 books by black authors you need on your Black History Month reading list

Classic and contemporary books for Black History Month
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Ta Nehisi Coates Nails Why Orlando Shooting Should Be a Wake-Up Call for America

The award-winning author homed in on why it seems that changing gun laws is hard in the U.S.
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25 Essential Reads to Make Women’s History Last Longer Than a Month

Aching to read more by women? We've got you.
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9 Ways the World Was Different When 'American Idol' First Debuted

This is what the world was like when 'American Idol' premiered in 2002.

Here Are the 10 Books Americans Try to Ban From Schools and Libraries Most

From 'Persepolis' to 'The Kite Runner.'

Everyone Needs to Hear Toni Morrison's Searing Words About Race in America

Poetic justice from America's literary lioness.
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11 Smart Women With No-Bullsh*t Advice on How to Keep Lifelong Relationships

No, "you do you" isn't actually what will bring us happiness.

In 3 Minutes, This Video Will Completely Change the Way You Think About Race

"There's no such thing as race. None."

Hilarious Video Reveals the Untold Burden of Being ‘Ambiguously Ethnic’

It’s time we stop labeling people based on what we think their ethnicity is.

15 Books America's Most Successful People All Read

Turns out, many of the most successful people have the same taste in books.

14 Brilliant Authors Who Didn't Succeed Until Way After 30

Don't worry - there's still plenty of time to win that Pulitzer.

13 Shonda Rhimes Quotes That Will Inspire Women to Succeed in a Man's World

She is television's queen, and she is filled with wisdom.

12 Biggest Lies We're Told in College Graduation Speeches

It's time for a reality check.

The 10 Most Frequently Banned Books and Why You Should Read Them

There's nothing harmful about any of these reads.

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Why Business Schools Should Be Required to Teach Human Rights

The problems business leaders face now require a different approach.

The Perfect Read for Every Year of Your 20s

This reading list will get you through life's most tumultuous decade.

15 Weird Things You Can Buy in Oprah's Charity Auction

You just have to find the money for them.

What 20 Of the World's Most Famous Writers Were Doing in Their Twenties

What can millennial writers today learn from the early years of literary greats? A lot.

Bluest Eye Banned: Why Parents Want Toni Morrison's Book Out Of Schools

Does literature that brings up issues of incest, rape, and pedophilia deserve a place for discussion in public education? As a matter of fact, it does.

9 Famous Books Wrongly Accused Of Being Pornographic

If you're looking for some steamy beach reads now that the weather's heating up ... well, you should probably look elsewhere.
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Graduation 2013: 8 Best Graduation Speeches Of All Time

To celebrate all the commencement speeches that will take place this year — the good, the bad, and the forgettable — here are some of the most memorable in recent history.

Mother's Day 2012: In Defense of the TIME Breastfeeding Cover

America's reaction to the TIME magazine's latest cover is overblown and immature.

30 Rock Cancelled, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and Beyonce in Couture: This Week in Pop Culture

'Community' cancelled, Johnny Depp as a vampire, superstars in couture, Hollywood's version of Ronald Reagan. A lot happened this week! Here's a culture recap to get you through the weekend.