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Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:47
Katha Pollitt argues that women should stop apologizing and reclaim abortion as a “positive social good.”
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Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Off the Sidelines'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:41
Jennifer Senior reviews Kirsten Gillibrand’s memoir, which doubles as a campaign document.
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Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:30
Lena Dunham’s memoir in the guise of an advice book combines essays, lists and emails.
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Jodi Picoult: By the Book

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Leaving Time” hates Russian lit. “You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies.”

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Gail Sheehy’s 'Daring: My Passages'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:27
Gail Sheehy’s memoir recalls New York magazine and the New Journalism.

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Jonathan Eig's 'The Birth of the Pill'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:22
We know it simply as “the pill,” but as Jonathan Eig’s cultural history shows, its genesis was anything but simple.

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ArtsBeat: Random House Makes a Big Bet on Emma Cline’s Debut Novel

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:01
Ms. Cline’s book, “The Girls,” which takes place in a hippie commune in 1969, set off a heated bidding war.

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ArtsBeat: Sinead O’Connor’s Memoir Promises Deep-Dish Dirt

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:44
The Irish singer said, “I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I’ve ever slept with” in the book, coming in March 2016.

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Bookends: Is This a Golden Age for Women Essayists?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
Cheryl Strayed and Benjamin Moser discuss the current generation of women essayists.

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Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:14
Auschwitz serves as the backdrop to Martin Amis’s novel of intimacy and moral collapse.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Walter Isaacson’s ‘The Innovators’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:23
Mr. Isaacson discusses his new book, and John Branch talks about “Boy on Ice.”

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ArtsBeat: Early Sherlock Holmes Film Discovered in Paris

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:42
A 1916 silent film starring William Gillette as the detective was found in the archive of the Cinémathèque française.

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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:50
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:43
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Crime: Archer Mayor's 'Proof Positive,' and More

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
Archer Mayor’s “Proof Positive” is about the death of a reclusive hoarder, a photojournalist who had suffered a brain injury in Vietnam.
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'Lovely, Dark, Deep,' by Joyce Carol Oates

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
Thirteen stories explore the realities of advancing age and vitality on the decline.
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'The Half Has Never Been Told,' by Edward E. Baptist

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
A historian argues that the slave states were not a world apart but were crucial to American development.
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‘The Impulse Society,’ by Paul Roberts

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
What happens when instant gratification becomes the guiding force in our social, political and economic lives?
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‘On Immunity,’ by Eula Biss

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:33
Eula Biss examines the myth and metaphor surrounding immunization, as well as her personal choices as a mother.
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‘Flirting With French,’ by William Alexander

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:32
Can you learn a new language and culture in middle age?
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