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‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs,’ Grace Jones’s Memoirs

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 03:30
Grace Jones, avatar of the outré, holds forth on her life, her career and today’s female pop artists.









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‘Dissent and the Supreme Court,’ by Melvin I. Urofsky

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 03:30
How dissent has shaped court deliberations and the course of constitutional history.









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‘Doomed to Succeed,’ by Dennis Ross

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:30
A career policy maker takes a historical look at Middle Eastern geopolitics.









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‘The Gap of Time,’ by Jeanette Winterson

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:30
A cover version of “The Winter’s Tale,” first in a series of Shakespeare’s works reimagined, unleashes the play’s rawness.









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ArtsBeat: Edith Wharton’s Silver Baby Rattle Up for Sale

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:40
The rattle, with a coral teething ring, carries a price of $16,500, including commission.









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‘The Nixon Tapes: 1973,’ Edited by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 03:30
The latest volume of tapes from Richard Nixon’s White House deals principally with Watergate.









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‘America’s Bank,’ by Roger Lowenstein

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 03:30
The core of this book is the story of the politics, disagreements, decisions and crises that culminated in the Federal Reserve Act.









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ArtsBeat: David Lynch to Tell His Own Story in Book, but With a Twist

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 11:53
The movie and television director says his new hybrid memoir-biography, “Life & Work,” will be a way to “get all the right information in one place.”









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:12
Mr. McGuire talks about his graphic novel, and Simon Parkin discusses two new books about gaming.









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‘Thunder and Lightning,’ by Lauren Redniss

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
A science writer uses reporting and art to grapple with weather and its effects.









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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
New books include Greg Hrbek’s “Not on Fire, but Burning” and David Wong’s “Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits.”









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Thrillers

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
New books include Simon Toyne’s “The Searcher” and Ted Bell’s “Patriot.”









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Open Book: Comics Overflow

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
The season’s new graphic novels include Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s “Ann Tenna” and Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying.”









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The Shortlist: Graphic Novels

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
New books by Jason, Kate Beaton and others.









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Inside the List

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
David Ellis, James Patterson’s co-writer on “The Murder House,” has learned from his collaborations with Patterson: “When you’ve turned up the heat as high as you can — turn it up higher.”









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‘The Song Machine,’ by John Seabrook

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:50
How the music industry has coped with the erosion of revenue caused by streaming.









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Applied Reading: Moving Pictures

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:49
Interactive motion comics are powered by rechargeable batteries in the backs of the tablets and smartphones that display them.









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ArtsBeat: Yanagihara, Coates and Muñoz Ryan Win Kirkus Prizes

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 17:00
The prizes, given out at a ceremony in Austin, Tex., each come with $50,000.









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‘Mindware’ and ‘Superforecasting’

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 15:24
How we make sense of a complex world and try to predict its future.









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‘Gamelife: A Memoir,’ by Michael W. Clune

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 15:23
How the primitive realms of 1980s computer gaming helped a lonely child trying to fit in.









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