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Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Map: Collected and Last Poems’

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
This Nobel Prize-winning poet was interested in everything here on earth.






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‘The Do-Over,’ by Kathleen Ossip

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
In a wide-ranging collection, sonnets, acrostics and prose poems explore mortality and loss.






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ArtsBeat: New $200,000 Carnegie Fellowships to Aid Researchers in Humanities and Social Science

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:05
The award, to be given annually, supports a year or two of full-time research and writing.






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‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:34
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.






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Bookends: What Do You Read While You Write?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:00
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss their reading habits while working.






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‘The Light of the World,’ by Elizabeth Alexander

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:30
Alexander’s memoir — part elegy, part scrapbook — reflects on the sudden death of her husband.






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‘The Road to Character,’ by David Brooks

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:30
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.






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Asne Seierstad’s ‘One of Us,’ About Rampage in Norway

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:30
“One of Us” explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.






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ArtsBeat: Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:30
Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks are among those who can be heard online.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:25
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”






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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”
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‘The Triumph of Seeds,’ by Thor Hanson

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:51
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.
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‘Rust: The Longest War,’ by Jonathan Waldman

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:39
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.
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‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:33
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.
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‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.
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‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.
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‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:30
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.
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Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:15
In Jon Ronson’s accounts, misconduct is exposed and subjected to widespread scorn.






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