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Photography: Carl Van Vechten, Cecil Beaton and More

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 14:36
Van Vechten cuts an odd figure as portraitist of the Harlem Renaissance and its successors.









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‘The Washingtons,’ by Flora Fraser

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 21:00
A chronicle of the marriage of George and Martha Washington.









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ArtsBeat: Rare King James Bible First Edition Discovered at Drew University

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:18
A graduate student at Drew University in Madison, N.J., finds a first edition of the King James Bible on a library shelf.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year’s Best Books

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:02
Editors discuss the year’s best; Matthew Schneier talks about beards and men’s styles; and Bee Wilson on “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat.”









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Mary-Louise Parker’s ‘Dear Mr. You’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 15:32
The actress writes 34 short, discreet missives to various men she has known along the way.









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Help Desk: Resistance Is Futile

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:25
For people who have grown cynical about self-help, new books teach you how to toughen up, ignore the haters and know your league. Brace yourself.









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Inside the List

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:51
“Cross Justice,” which enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 1, is James Patterson’s ninth novel to hit the adult hardcover list in 2015.









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‘What the Eye Hears’ and ‘America Dancing’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:44
One book explores the history of tap-dancing, and why tap matters, and another examines popular American dance, from Fred and Ginger to Michael Jackson.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:12
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:08
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Letters: Questioning the Gods

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:55
Readers respond to a recent review of Tim Whitmarsh’s “Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World” and more.









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Crime: Death Takes No Holiday

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 09:47
In Stuart Neville’s “Those We Left Behind,” a 12-year-old boy is sent to a Belfast prison for murdering his foster father.









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‘Lady Byron and Her Daughters,’ by Julia Markus

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 09:42
A corrective to the notion that Annabella was a “demented and dull-witted demon.”









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‘Portraits: John Berger on Artists’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 09:27
Now almost 90, Berger still has the deep devotion to pictures that you might associate with a first-year art ­student.









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‘The Spectacle of Skill: Selected Writings of Robert Hughes’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 08:37
A compilation of selected writings by Hughes includes new material from the unfinished memoir he was working on when he died in 2012.









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‘How To,’ ‘Variations on a Rectangle’ and ‘The Art of Typewriting’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 05:16
Two wide-ranging compilations by contemporary masters of commercial graphic design, and an exploration of the visual possibilities offered by typographical tools.









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‘Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill,’ by Sonia Purnell

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 05:00
Churchill’s wife became an essential confidante and adviser.









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Roger Angell’s ‘This Old Man’

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 04:26
Now in his mid-90s, Angell has put together a collection of literary odds and ends.









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‘St. Marks Is Dead,’ by Ada Calhoun

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 04:20
St. Marks Place in New York has been home to visionaries, thrill seekers and aimless beauties for 400 years.









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Ethan Hawke: By the Book

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Rules for a Knight,” says the best book about acting, indirectly at least, is “The Dude and the Zen Master,” by Jeff Bridges and his Zen teacher, Bernie Glassman.









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