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QComedian Chris Rock, author Lionel Shriver, journalist David Finkel 12/26/2014Dec 26, 2014 | 52:02Comedian Chris Rock on how edgy stand-up can survive in the age of smart phones. Big Brother author Lionel Shriver on how fiction can illuminate the darkest corners of culture. Thank You for Your Service author David Finkel on the after-effects of war.
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