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Nell Zink’s ‘Wallcreeper’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:52
The wallcreeper of this novel’s title and its protagonist both crave freedom.
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Letters: All in the Game

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Mark Edmundson’s “Why Football Matters,” Steve Almond’s “Against Football” and more.
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Zephyr Teachout’s ‘Corruption in America’

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:16
In Zephyr Teachout’s history of American political corruption, the main target is the current money-in-politics doctrine.
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‘A Path Appears,’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:14
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show how to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
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Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:11
Christine Kenneally explores what DNA can tell us about our ancestors and the rest of human history.
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Neil Patrick Harris: By the Book

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Choose Your Own Autobiography” loved “Gone Girl”: “I devoured the acknowledgments, the book cover flaps, the ISBN, you name it. If it had been like a DVD, I could have read the ‘making of’ the writing of the book. I was that into it.”

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ArtsBeat: $25,000 Illustrated Book Prize Goes to Edward Hopper Work

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:03
“Hopper Drawing,” by Carter E. Foster, was published by the Whitney Museum of American Art in connection with a Hopper exhibition in 2013.

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James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:12
James Risen argues that America’s open society has been a casualty of the war on terror.

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Bookshelf: Tricks and Treats

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:08
New Halloween picture books include “Not Very Scary” and “Bob’s Hungry Ghost.”

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ArtsBeat: Shortlists for National Book Awards Announced

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:20
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards in poetry, young adult literature, nonfiction and fiction on Wednesday morning.

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Bookends: Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we read differently at various stages of life.

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ArtsBeat: Symphony Space Marking 30 Years of ‘Selected Shorts’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:05
A special performance and an opening-night benefit party will mark 30 years of Symphony Space’s radio program “Selected Shorts.”

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:08
Ms. Moran discusses her new novel, and Katha Pollitt talks about “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.”

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ArtsBeat: Rushdie Shares Award With Syrian Human Rights Advocate

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:46
Salman Rushdie will share the PEN Pinter Prize with a Syrian lawyer and human rights advocate.

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Letters: A Comedian and a Scholar

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:22
Readers respond to a recent review of Mark Whitaker’s “Cosby” and more.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:11
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Daphne Merkin's 'The Fame Lunches' and Roxane Gay's 'Bad Feminist'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:46
Essays and interrogations on personal pain and identity politics.
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Author's Note: Gender Genre

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:46
When he was 20, the author read only women for a period that lasted almost three years.
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'The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor,' by Joan Biskupic

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41
A portrayal of Sonia Sotomayor as a justice who — for reasons of race, gender and ethnicity — disrupts the status quo.
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