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ArtsBeat: Princeton Gets a $300 Million Trove of Rare Books

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:51
The collection, given by William H. Scheide, includes a Gutenberg Bible, an original printing of the Declaration of Independence, all four of Shakespeare’s Folios and more.






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ArtsBeat: British Library Expanding Its Endangered Archives Online

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:45
The library has now made available online four million digital images from its collection of rare manuscripts, newspapers and other materials.






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Bookends: Does Fiction Have the Power to Sway Politics?

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:46
Mohsin Hamid and Francine Prose debate literature’s influence on politics.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The War on Drugs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:55
Seth Mnookin discusses Johann Hari’s “Chasing the Scream,” and Ben Yagoda talks about “The B Side.”






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‘Once Upon a Revolution,’ by Thanassis Cambanis

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:50
A journalist investigates the Tahrir Square revolution and the reasons for its disappointing aftermath.
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‘A Spool of Blue Thread,’ by Anne Tyler

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:49
The characters in Anne Tyler’s novel, four generations of them, are drawn to a commodious house in suburban Baltimore.
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Open Book: Flipping Through Film School

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Matt Zoller Seitz described his new book about Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” as “film school in book form.”
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The Shortlist: Roger Rosenblatt’s ‘Book of Love’ and More

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
New books by Roger Rosenblatt, Eve Pell and Tim Dowling.
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‘Bonita Avenue,’ by Peter Buwalda

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Lies and madness slowly tear a family apart in this first novel.
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‘The Jaguar’s Children,’ by John Vaillant

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Abandoned by their smugglers, a group of Mexican immigrants are left trapped and clinging to life in John Vaillant’s novel.
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Kelly Link’s ‘Get in Trouble’

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
The stories in this collection are not realistic, but neither are they fantasy; they focus on the small stuff of life.
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Inside the List

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Nick Hornby, whose novel “Funny Girl” enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 9, has lately embraced Hollywood in a big way.
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Greg Baxter’s ‘Munich Airport’

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Far from home, an American father and son contend with the incomprehensible death of a loved one.
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‘A Bad Character,’ by Deepti Kapoor

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
A Delhi woman embraces desire, social and erotic.
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‘The Patient Will See You Now,’ by Eric Topol

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:23
Smartphones will empower patients to take charge of their health care, a cardiologist argues.
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‘Chasing the Scream,’ by Johann Hari

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:05
Johann Hari surveys the devastation wrought by the decades-long war on drugs.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:38
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:33
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Crime: Laura Lippman’s ‘Hush Hush,’ and More

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:27
Laura Lippman’s scrappy Baltimore private eye, Tess Monaghan, is back on the job in “Hush Hush.”
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Letters: ‘The Sacrifice’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:43
Readers respond to recent reviews of Joyce Carol Oates’s “The Sacrifice,” Ben Metcalf’s “Against the Country” and more.
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