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‘The Road to Character,’ by David Brooks

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:30
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.






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ArtsBeat: Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:30
Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks are among those who can be heard online.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:25
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”






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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:00
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”
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‘The Triumph of Seeds,’ by Thor Hanson

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:51
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.
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‘Rust: The Longest War,’ by Jonathan Waldman

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:39
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.
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‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:33
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.
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‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.
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‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.
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‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:30
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.
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Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:15
In Jon Ronson’s accounts, misconduct is exposed and subjected to widespread scorn.






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The Shortlist: Fareed Zakaria’s ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education,’ and More

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
New books by Lani Guinier, Greg Toppo, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Zimmerman.
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‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.
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Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:30
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.
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ArtsBeat: PEN Announces Finalists for 2015 Awards

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:02
Phil Klay, Sheri Fink and Naomi Klein are among the finalists.






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Freeman Dyson: By the Book

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:00
The physicist, mathematician and author, most recently, of “Dreams of Earth and Sky” says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.






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‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:30
Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences.






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‘Operation Nemesis,’ by Eric Bogosian

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:30
Eric Bogosian uncovers an organization that aimed to assassinate the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide.






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