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ArtsBeat: Shortlists for National Book Awards Announced

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:20
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards in poetry, young adult literature, nonfiction and fiction on Wednesday morning.






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Bookends: Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we read differently at various stages of life.






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ArtsBeat: Symphony Space Marking 30 Years of ‘Selected Shorts’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:05
A special performance and an opening-night benefit party will mark 30 years of Symphony Space’s radio program “Selected Shorts.”






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:08
Ms. Moran discusses her new novel, and Katha Pollitt talks about “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.”






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ArtsBeat: Rushdie Shares Award With Syrian Human Rights Advocate

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:46
Salman Rushdie will share the PEN Pinter Prize with a Syrian lawyer and human rights advocate.






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Letters: A Comedian and a Scholar

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:22
Readers respond to a recent review of Mark Whitaker’s “Cosby” and more.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:11
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Daphne Merkin's 'The Fame Lunches' and Roxane Gay's 'Bad Feminist'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:46
Essays and interrogations on personal pain and identity politics.
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Author's Note: Gender Genre

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:46
When he was 20, the author read only women for a period that lasted almost three years.
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'The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor,' by Joan Biskupic

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41
A portrayal of Sonia Sotomayor as a justice who — for reasons of race, gender and ethnicity — disrupts the status quo.
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Laurie Penny's 'Unspeakable Things'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41
Laurie Penny’s polemic on gender and power in the 21st century.
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'The News Sorority,' by Sheila Weller

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
Sheila Weller chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of three powerful women in the male-dominated realm of network news.
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Sarah Ruhl's '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
A playwright on how to write and create when life — and children — constantly intervene.
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Caitlin Moran's 'How to Build a Girl'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
A plain, poor British teenager transforms herself into a music critic in Caitlin Moran’s “How to Build a Girl.”
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Open Book: Worthwhile Woolf

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
A look back at The Times’s coverage of Virginia Woolf.
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Inside the List

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
S. C. Gwynne, whose “Rebel Yell,” about Stonewall Jackson, is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, said he was interested in his subject’s transformation from eccentric college professor to Confederate leader.
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The Shortlist: Rebecca Makkai's 'Hundred-Year House,' and More

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
New books by Rebecca Makkai, Susan Coll and Margaret Bradham Thornton.
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ArtsBeat: A French Siren Returns

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:27
A new adaptation of “Barbarella” and a selection of comic book covers from Marvel.






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'The Underground Girls of Kabul,' by Jenny Nordberg

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:10
In Afghanistan, girls are disguised and raised as boys for safety, social status and greater freedom.
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