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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:57
Sam Tanenhaus talks about Saul Bellow, and Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”






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ArtsBeat: 145 Writers Sign Letter Protesting PEN Award to Charlie Hebdo

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:26
Among those who have signed the letters: Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Eric Bogosian and Michael Cunningham.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00
Toni Morrison, whose “God Help the Child” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, used to receive phone calls from Marlon Brando, who would recite her work.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:35
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Crime: Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Solitude Creek,’ and More

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:28
In “Solitude Creek,” a killer likes to scare people into causing their own deaths.







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‘The Thunder of Giants,’ by Joel Fishbane

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:28
Fact and fiction merge in this tale of two extraordinary women.







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‘Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy,’ by Phyllis Birnbaum

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
A Qing royal led resistance forces, often dressed as a man.







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‘The Battle of Versailles,’ by Robin Givhan

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
American design faced off with French fashion in a 1973 show.







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‘The Fair Fight,’ by Anna Freeman

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
Anna Freeman sets her novel in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late-18th-century England.







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‘Academy Street,’ by Mary Costello

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:26
Mary Costello’s debut novel is an intimate portrait of one Irish immigrant’s life.
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The Shortlist: Topical Fiction

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:26
New books by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Amanda Eyre Ward, Andrew Roe and Margaret Vandenburg.
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Asne Seierstad’s ‘One of Us,’ About Rampage in Norway

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:27
“One of Us” explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.






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Open Book: Grandeur to Spare

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:31
Chris Impey, the author of “Beyond: Our Future in Space,” says: “I grew up in a small, damp, cloudy country. The stars and space were not prominent in my childhood.”
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ArtsBeat: Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist to Stop Drawing Muhammed

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:11
Muhammad “no longer interests me,” Rénald Luzier, who works under the name Luz, said in an interview.






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ArtsBeat: New ‘Avengers’ Movie Not Enough? Take a Free Comic Book

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:57
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day.
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Letters: ‘Spinster’

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:54
Readers respond to a recent review of Kate Bolick’s “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own.”
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Philip Glass: By the Book

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:39
The composer and author of “Words Without Music” says his favorite books about music “are not serious books about the philosophy of music or music awareness or whatever you want to call it.”
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ArtsBeat: War Stories Both Quiet and Loud

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:19
“A Sailor’s Story” by Sam Glanzman and “Joe Kubert: Enemy Ace” are reminders of the power of war comics.






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‘Beyond: Our Future in Space,’ by Chris Impey

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:30
An astronomer sees a glorious future for humankind in space — one that includes colonies on the moon and Mars in 2045.
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