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Kima Jones, like many other poets of color, uses social media as a tool to reach audiences that don't typically read literary journals.

Writers of color are often told they must write for the "universal human," says poet Kima Jones. She explains how many of them take to social media to find their place among a different audience.

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Admit it, you spend too much time on the Internet. Never fear— all that procrastination should pay off in this final round, in which every answer features the letters "N-E-T" in consecutive order.

Also: Aleksandar Hemon and Teju Cole in conversation; Mary Cheever has died; Ian McEwan's new book.

John Lago is a killer intern — and, as it turns out, an actual killer. In The Intern's Handbook, Shane Kuhn tells his story in a fashion fit for a summer blockbuster, both for better and for worse.

Nicolas Cage (left) and Tye Sheridan star in the film adaptation of Larry Brown's 1991 novel, Joe.

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In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.

Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton who is very competent at her high-stress job, but struggles with addiction. In the sixth season of Nurse Jackie, which starts Sunday on Showtime, Jackie is back on pills and back to hiding her addiction.

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Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton who is very competent at her high-stress job, but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie begins Sunday on Showtime.

After Susan Sontag died in 2004, the writer's estate sold her letters, computers and other materials to UCLA for a special collection. Her biographer says the wealth of information can be daunting — and a bit eerie.

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Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks with dread at something. What is it? Well, the movie is called Godzilla, so that might be a hint.

Perhaps aware that trailers have become wall-to-wall explosions and noise, the people behind the latest look at Godzilla rely heavily on sudden, creepy quiet.

Kima Jones

In her poetry, Kima Jones explores racial and sexual identity in the modern world — and the future. Nostalgic and assertive, her work revolves around a recurrent protagonist: the person of color.