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‘America’s Bitter Pill,’ by Steven Brill

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:48
Zephyr Teachout reviews Steven Brill’s new book, a guide to the maze of issues in American health care and health care reform.






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Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:00
The British memoirist and novelist Rachel Cusk “skews the boundary between autobiography and fiction.”






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By the Book: Miranda July: By the Book

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:30
The director, screenwriter, actor, artist and author, most recently, of “The First Bad Man,” can’t stand Garfield. “That dumb man and his dumb, mean cat have gotten more of our attention than they deserve.”






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Bookends: Why Do We Hate Cliché?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:00
Rivka Galchen and Leslie Jamison discuss why we react so strongly against clichés.






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ArtsBeat: Proulx Says She Regrets ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:21
“I wish I’d never written the story,” Annie Proulx says of “Brokeback Mountain.”






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ArtsBeat: Leon Wieseltier Joins The Atlantic

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:19
Mr. Wieseltier will join The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:30
Phillip Lopate talks about “Loitering,” and Sven Beckert discusses “Empire of Cotton.”






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‘Noontide Toll,’ by Romesh Gunesekera

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Foreign visitors in Sri Lanka unhesitantly spill their secrets in front of a minivan driver.
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Jane Gardam’s ‘Hollow Land’

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A powerful friendship between two lads illuminates family and community ties in Jane Gardam’s linked stories.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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‘The Ploughmen,’ by Kim Zupan

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Two hardened men — a Montana deputy and a killer awaiting trial — forge an uneasy friendship in this debut novel.
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‘A Tale of Two Plantations,’ by Richard S. Dunn

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
The lives and experiences of three generations of slaves on a Caribbean sugar estate and a Southern plantation.
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‘Citizen Coke,’ by Bartow J. Elmore

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A historian portrays Coca-Cola as an international public health burden, profiting from other nations’ infrastructures.
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‘The Happiest People in the World,’ by Brock Clarke

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Spies, terrorism, adultery, guns — Brock Clarke’s novel sets this combustible mix in remote upstate New York.
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Letters: Who but a Psychopath?

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Phil Zuckerman’s “Living the Secular Life” and a question posed by Dick Cavett.
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‘To Make Men Free,’ by Heather Cox Richardson

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
What is the proper role of government? A history of the Republican Party traces its responses to that question.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: New Books for the New Year

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A look ahead to new novels by Toni Morrison, Jonathan Franzen and others.
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Crime: ‘A Fine Summer’s Day,’ by Charles Todd, and More

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery opens on the day the Austrian archduke and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo.
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The Shortlist: Javier Cercas’s ‘Outlaws,’ and More

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
New books by Javier Cercas, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Alina Bronsky.
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