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'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:48
David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.
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Open Book: Disquiet on the Set

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:43
In “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed,” the filmmaker talks about his notoriously volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski, among many other subjects.
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Letters: ‘World Order’

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:43
Readers respond to a recent review of Henry Kissinger’s “World Order” and more.
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Inside the List

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:42
Caitlin Doughty, whose “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is a young undertaker who has made it her mission to demystify death and promote a D.I.Y. approach to funerals.
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'My Two Italies,' by Joseph Luzzi

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:42
A son of Italian immigrants on his relationship with the ancestral homeland.
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'Island of a Thousand Mirrors,' by Nayomi Munaweera

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:41
Two families find themselves on opposite sides of Sri Lanka’s civil war in this debut novel.
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'The Scatter Here Is Too Great,' by Bilal Tanweer

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:41
An attack in Karachi reveals a web of lives connected by violence in this novel-in-stories.
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'Against Football' and 'Why Football Matters'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:59
Has our passion for football made us blind to the sport’s dark side?
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'A Deadly Wandering,' by Matt Richtel

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:46
A journalist examines a deadly accident and the risks of texting and driving.
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'The Shifts and the Shocks,' by Martin Wolf

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:44
In “The Shifts and the Shocks,” Martin Wolf proposes drastic measures to try to prevent another financial crisis.
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'Seven Bad Ideas,' by Jeff Madrick

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:43
In “Seven Bad Ideas,” Jeff Madrick argues that the failure of economists to address the 2008 financial crisis is rooted in decades of intellectual misconduct.
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Steven Pinker: By the Book

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:00
The author of “The Language Instinct,” “The Blank Slate” and, most recently, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” has never gotten in trouble for reading a book. “Just for writing them.”






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ArtsBeat: Ichabod Crane Rides Again in New Edition

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:27
Penguin Classics has published a new edition of the Washington Irving short-story collection that includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”






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Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:00
Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.






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Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:37
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.






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Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:06
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.






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ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:00
Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.






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ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 13:47
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:33
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”






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ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:56
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.






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