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‘Young Eliot,’ by Robert Crawford

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:38
From his Midwest origins, the young T.S. Eliot moved on to the works that would make his name.









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‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
A pair of scholars tease out the central notions that have given rise to the modern age.









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‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.









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‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:34
The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.









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The Shortlist: On Reading

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:32
New books include John Palfrey’s “Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google.”









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R. L. Stine: By the Book

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series avoids nonfiction: “I never read it. I hate anything real.”









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‘Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure,’ by Kekla Magoon

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
A middle-grade novel reinvents Robin Hood as a mixed-race heroine, born to privilege, who becomes a champion of the poor.









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‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.









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Children’s Books: Watch Your Language

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:30
In a new picture book, a young bird discovers the strange power of curse words, thanks to his father.









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Rebecca Stead’s ‘Goodbye Stranger’

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
A seventh grader who survived a near-fatal accident faces evolving friendships and new pitfalls in Rebecca Stead’s novel.









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‘The Prize,’ by Dale Russakoff

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
What happened when two politicians and a tech billionaire set out to reform a city’s schools.









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‘A Window Opens,’ by Elisabeth Egan

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
A bibliophile’s new full-time job disrupts her cherished work-life equilibrium.









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Bookends: Why Get an M.F.A.?

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:00
Siddhartha Deb and Ayana Mathis discuss the worth of graduate writing programs.









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‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
A vision of education for an entrepreneurial America.









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‘The Gift of Failure,’ by Jessica Lahey

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
A middle-school teacher blows the whistle on overparenting.









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‘The Two-State Delusion,’ by Padraig O’Malley

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
Can Israeli and Palestinian states coexist?









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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:24
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book is written in the form of a letter to his son, who is trying to make sense of blatant racial injustice and come to grips with his place in the world.









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