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'The Scatter Here Is Too Great,' by Bilal Tanweer

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:41
An attack in Karachi reveals a web of lives connected by violence in this novel-in-stories.
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'Against Football' and 'Why Football Matters'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:59
Has our passion for football made us blind to the sport’s dark side?
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'A Deadly Wandering,' by Matt Richtel

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:46
A journalist examines a deadly accident and the risks of texting and driving.
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'The Shifts and the Shocks,' by Martin Wolf

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:44
In “The Shifts and the Shocks,” Martin Wolf proposes drastic measures to try to prevent another financial crisis.
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'Seven Bad Ideas,' by Jeff Madrick

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:43
In “Seven Bad Ideas,” Jeff Madrick argues that the failure of economists to address the 2008 financial crisis is rooted in decades of intellectual misconduct.
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Steven Pinker: By the Book

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:00
The author of “The Language Instinct,” “The Blank Slate” and, most recently, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” has never gotten in trouble for reading a book. “Just for writing them.”

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ArtsBeat: Ichabod Crane Rides Again in New Edition

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:27
Penguin Classics has published a new edition of the Washington Irving short-story collection that includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

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Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:00
Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.

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Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:37
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

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Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:06
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.

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ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:00
Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.

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ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 14:47
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:33
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”

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ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:56
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.

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Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:59
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
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Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
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‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:53
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
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Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:53
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
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Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:52
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:52
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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