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‘The Meat Racket’ and ‘In Meat We Trust’

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:59
America has become one of the greatest providers, and eaters, of meat — a source of both pride and controversy.
    





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Chelsea Handler: By the Book

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:07
The author, most recently, of “Uganda Be Kidding Me” is a fan of “Anna Karenina.” “I find Russian writers to be very charismatic storytellers; and that is where their charisma ends.”
    





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ArtsBeat: Haters Going to Hate, Research Suggests

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:22
Researchers found that winning a literary prize led to worse reviews from readers online.
    
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Bookends: Are the New ‘Golden Age’ TV Shows the New Novels?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:57
Adam Kirsch and Mohsin Hamid discuss whether shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” can be compared to the novels of writers like Charles Dickens and Henry James.
    





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ArtsBeat: The Read Around: Video of B. J. Novak

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:23
Mr. Novak discusses his debut collection of fiction, “One More Thing.”
    
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Inside the List

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:37
Martin Sixsmith, whose book “Philomena” inspired a movie nominated for four Oscars, plays a much smaller role in the book than he does in the film.
    





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Open Book: Special Squalor

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:28
Reviews in The Times captured the variety of reaction to William S. Burroughs’s “Naked Lunch.”
    





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‘Forgiving the Angel,’ by Jay Cantor

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:27
Short stories about Kafka and people who loved him, including Max Brod and Milena Jasenska.
    





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‘Call Me Burroughs,’ by Barry Miles

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:27
In “Naked Lunch” and dozens of other works, William S. Burroughs laid down a vision that shaped ’60s youth culture.
    





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‘The Tastemaker,’ by Edward White

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:27
The many lives of the early-20th-century cultural impresario Carl Van Vechten.
    





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‘The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013’

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:26
A collection of Derek Walcott’s poems offers work from the whole of his 65-year career.
    





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‘I Am Abraham,’ by Jerome Charyn

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:26
The 16th president surveys his life in Jerome Charyn’s novel.
    





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‘The Kennan Diaries,’ by George F. Kennan

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:25
George F. Kennan’s diaries display his estrangement from contemporary America.
    





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‘One More Thing,’ by B. J. Novak

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:25
B. J. Novak’s story collection covers Justin Bieber, Nelson Mandela and cereal box sweepstakes.
    





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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:24
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:23
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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The Shortlist: Lynn Darling’s ‘Out of the Woods,’ and More

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:02
New books by Lynn Darling, Suzanne McMinn, Bryce Andrews and Evelyn I. Funda.
    





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ArtsBeat: A Strange, Familiar Place in ‘Planetary Omnibus’

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:37
“The Planetary Omnibus” reprints all 27 issues of the comic book by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.
    





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‘Russians’ and ‘Words Will Break Cement’

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:24
From the collapse of the Soviet Union to Pussy Riot, two journalists examine the paradoxes of modern Russia.
    





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‘HRC,’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:22
An admiring account of Hillary Clinton’s years at the State Department.
    





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