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‘Thrift,’ by Andrew L. Yarrow

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:32
A history of the 20th-century American thrift movement.
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Letters: The Content of Character

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:18
Readers respond to recent reviews of Shelby Steele’s “Shame,” Jason L. Riley’s “Please Stop Helping Us” and more.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: By the Book

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:19
The author of “Infidel,” “Nomad” and, most recently, “Heretic” read a lot of romance novels and Jackie Collins growing up: “We didn’t discriminate between good and bad. It is now difficult to imagine that we had so few books.”






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ArtsBeat: Alan Moore’s Novel ‘Jerusalem’ Coming in 2016

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:41
Mr. Moore’s next novel combines historical fiction with fantasy.






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Children’s Books: ‘Prickly Jenny’ and ‘Edgar Wants to Be Alone’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:52
Two new picture books find the charm in their characters’ terrible moods.






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‘The Age of Cryptocurrency,’ by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:30
A look at the rapidly evolving world of digital money.






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Bill Browder’s ‘Red Notice’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:30
An American businessman confronts the Russian kleptocracy.






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‘For Love of Country,’ by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:20
A celebration of the courage, dedication and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans.






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Bookends: Do Money Woes Spur Creativity or Stifle It?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:30
Rivka Galchen and Mohsin Hamid discuss the role of money troubles in a creative life.






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‘Culture Crash,’ by Scott Timberg

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:30
It has become almost impossible to make a living in or around the arts.






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ArtsBeat: Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Award

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:05
The Library’s American fiction prize, awarded this year to Ms. Erdrich, is given to writers with “unique, enduring voices” whose work addresses the American experience.






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‘The Summit,’ by Ed Conway

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:23
In 1944, while war raged on, a raucous three-week summit overhauled the international monetary system.






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‘The Age of Acquiescence,’ by Steve Fraser

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:17
Unlike their 19th-century counterparts, today’s superrich face little organized opposition.






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ArtsBeat: Steve Ditko’s Thugs and Mystics

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:49
Two new books reinforce Mr. Ditko’s reputation as a master of Cold War paranoia.






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Author’s Note: Abandonment Issues

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:15
Is a certain amount of discarding beneficial?






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Last Flight of Poxl West’

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:31
Daniel Torday discusses his debut novel, and Frank Bruni talks about Barney Frank’s new memoir.






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‘The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell,’ by William Klaber

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:59
This historical novel’s protagonist lived as a man.
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‘In Every Way,’ by Nic Brown

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:59
In this novel, a woman takes a job as nanny to the baby she gave up for adoption.
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‘The Death of Caesar,’ by Barry Strauss

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:59
Barry Strauss examines the assassination of Julius Caesar and its aftermath.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:59
Paperback books of particular interest.
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