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‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:33
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.
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‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.
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‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:15
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.
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‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:30
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.
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Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:15
In Jon Ronson’s accounts, misconduct is exposed and subjected to widespread scorn.






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The Shortlist: Fareed Zakaria’s ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education,’ and More

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
New books by Lani Guinier, Greg Toppo, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Zimmerman.
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‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.
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Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:30
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.
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ArtsBeat: PEN Announces Finalists for 2015 Awards

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:02
Phil Klay, Sheri Fink and Naomi Klein are among the finalists.






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Freeman Dyson: By the Book

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:00
The physicist, mathematician and author, most recently, of “Dreams of Earth and Sky” says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.






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‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:30
Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences.






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‘Operation Nemesis,’ by Eric Bogosian

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:30
Eric Bogosian uncovers an organization that aimed to assassinate the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide.






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Letters: ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 18:27
Readers respond to recent reviews of Rachel Holmes’s biography of Eleanor Marx, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Sympathizer” and more.
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ArtsBeat: Short Stories for E-Readers, 99 Cents Each

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:34
Vintage/Anchor Books will release single stories for digital readers throughout the month of May, including classics and some original works.






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ArtsBeat: Dictionary of American Regional English Faces Shutdown

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:21
The 52-year-old project tracking regional language variations across the country is searching for a new source of funding.






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Children’s Books: Frank Viva’s ‘Outstanding in the Rain’

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:00
Frank Viva’s ingenious new picture book fashions a charming story out of sound-alike phrases.






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‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon,’ by Fatima Bhutto

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:30
Pakistani siblings in the border region near Afghanistan confront unending violence.






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Bookends: Are Grand Historical Events Better Fodder for Fiction Than Everyday Life?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:25
Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that “A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate.”






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‘The Fishermen,’ by Chigozie Obioma

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:30
Guilt and suspicion infect the lives of four carefree brothers in this debut novel.






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‘Between You & Me,’ by Mary Norris

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:30
A language guide and memoir about life at The New Yorker.






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