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ArtsBeat: Cuba: A Reading List

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:43
Recommended books for learning more about Cuba’s history and its relationship to the United States.






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Dick Cavett: By the Book

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks” is a great fan of rereading. “We’d all have been better off to have read half as many books. Twice.”






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Bookends: Should Writers Respond to Their Critics?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:00
James Parker and Zoë Heller discuss the pitfalls for writers who directly respond to their critics.






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ArtsBeat: Nobel Gives French Novelist U.S. Boost

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:02
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Patrick Modiano’s latest novel, “So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood,” to be published in late 2015.






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ArtsBeat: A Fresh Look at Schulz and Kirby

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:27
Two new books provide insight into lesser-known stages of Charles M. Schulz and Jack Kirby’s careers.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: A Rare View of North Korea

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:39
Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us,” and Meghan Daum discusses her new essay collection, “The Unspeakable.”






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ArtsBeat: 92nd Street Y Announces Latin Jazz Festival

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:36
The first Latin on Lex festival will include Eddie Palmieri, Yosvany Terry and more.






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The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:06
“These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.
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‘Lone Star Nation,’ by Richard Parker

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:05
A look at today’s fast-changing Texas, and how it may transform the country.
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Jill Lepore’s ‘Secret History of Wonder Woman’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
The historian Jill Lepore examines the life and significance of Wonder Woman.
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‘Gangsterland,’ by Tod Goldberg

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
In Tod Goldberg’s novel, a synagogue becomes a front for organized crime.
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‘Who We Be,’ by Jeff Chang

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
A study of how race and culture intertwine in our diversifying society.
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‘A Country Called Childhood,’ by Jay Griffiths

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
Andrew Solomon reviews a new book by Jay Griffiths, who says contemporary society denies children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world.
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‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Howard Jacobson’s love story is set in a dystopian world where history is suppressed.
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‘There Must Be Some Mistake,’ by Frederick Barthelme

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
In Frederick Barthelme’s novel, residents of a Texas condo development are meeting untimely ends at an alarming rate.
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‘Victoria: A Life,’ by A. N. Wilson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
A. N. Wilson’s biography of the British monarch who reigned for more than six decades.
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Inside the List

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:38
“The Beatles ­Lyrics,” No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, includes handwritten drafts, including crossouts and false starts.
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‘Dirty Old London,’ by Lee Jackson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A 19th-century scandal over dumping raw sewage into the Thames.
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‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A tour through the mother church of the Franciscan order.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Paperback books of particular interest.
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