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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:00
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”






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ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:48
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.






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ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:17
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.






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ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:33
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.






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Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:00
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:28
Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”






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ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:25
Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.






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Art and Outrage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:02
New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.
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Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:45
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
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‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:44
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
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‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:44
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
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Jean Thompson’s ‘The Witch: And Other Tales Re-told’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:43
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.
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‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:43
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.
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Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:43
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
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Letters: Women and Power

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:26
Readers respond to a recent special issue, a story by Hilary Mantel and more.
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The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:25
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
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Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:11
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
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Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:09
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
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Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:08
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:07
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
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