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Kim Gordon’s ‘Girl in a Band’

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:30
Questlove reviews Ms. Gordon’s new memoir, which doesn’t shy away from unpleasantness in discussing life before, during and after Sonic Youth.






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‘The Musical Brain,’ Stories by César Aira

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:30
The characters in César Aira’s stories inhabit a shifting landscape of events.






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ArtsBeat: New Umberto Eco Novel, ‘Numero Zero,’ Coming This Fall

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:55
Coming out on Nov. 3, the satirical novel, a best seller in Italy, tells the story of a struggling ghostwriter.






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ArtsBeat: Whiting Awards Celebrate 30 Years With 10 Winning Writers

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:07
This year’s winners include the playwrights Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:00
Mr. Larson discusses his new book about the Lusitania, and Orlando Patterson talks about two new books by black conservatives.






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‘There’s Something I Want You to Do,’ by Charles Baxter

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
Charles Baxter’s stories hinge on “request moments,” when taking action involves a suggestion or a demand.
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Nina Stibbe’s ‘Man at the Helm’

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
Two sisters living in an English village seek out suitors for their single parent in this comic novel.
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‘To Explain the World,’ by Steven Weinberg

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
A physicist surveys the misguided and evolving methods used to decipher scientific phenomena.
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Robert Christgau’s ‘Going Into the City’

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
The rock critic Robert Christgau calls himself an “opinionated bigmouth.”
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ArtsBeat: MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:15
The group Art + Feminism is organizing its second edit-a-thon to address gender imbalance on Saturday, with tutorials at the Museum of Modern Art and satellite sessions around the world.






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The Shortlist: Dominique Fabre’s ‘Guys Like Me,’ and More

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
New books by Dominique Fabre, Romain Puértolas, Denis Thériault and Michel Déon.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Paperback books of particular interest.
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‘The Tusk That Did the Damage,’ by Tania James

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
A rogue bull is one of the narrators of this novel.
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‘Gods and Kings,’ by Dana Thomas

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
The designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano pushed boundaries.
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‘The Last Good Paradise,’ by Tatjana Soli

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Tatjana Soli’s jaded characters converge on a South Pacific atoll.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List: Inside the List

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
The crime novelist Joanne Fluke, whose “Double Fudge Brownie Murder” is No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, wrote thrillers in a darker vein before she added desserts to the mix.
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Open Book: MC Hamilton

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Ron Chernow discusses “Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical based on his acclaimed 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton.
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Author's Note: Found Fiction

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Is a favorite book from childhood worth tracking down?
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‘Girl in the Dark: A Memoir,’ by Anna Lyndsey

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
A memoir of a debilitating sensitivity to light.
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