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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:25pm
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”

Paperback Row

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”

‘The Triumph of Seeds,’ by Thor Hanson

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:51am
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.

‘Rust: The Longest War,’ by Jonathan Waldman

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:39am
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.

‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:33am
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.

‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.

‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.

‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:30am
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.

Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:15am
In Jon Ronson’s accounts, misconduct is exposed and subjected to widespread scorn.

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

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00am
New books by Lani Guinier, Greg Toppo, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Zimmerman.

‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00am
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.

Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:30am
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.

ArtsBeat: PEN Announces Finalists for 2015 Awards

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:02am
Phil Klay, Sheri Fink and Naomi Klein are among the finalists.

Freeman Dyson: By the Book

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:00am
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.

‘Operation Nemesis,’ by Eric Bogosian

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:30am
Eric Bogosian uncovers an organization that aimed to assassinate the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide.

‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:30am
Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences.

Letters: ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:27pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Rachel Holmes’s biography of Eleanor Marx, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Sympathizer” and more.

ArtsBeat: Short Stories for E-Readers, 99 Cents Each

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:34pm
Vintage/Anchor Books will release single stories for digital readers throughout the month of May, including classics and some original works.