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‘Faith Ed.,’ by Linda K. Wertheimer

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:39am
Is it possible to study world religions in today’s climate?

‘Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word,’ by Matthew Battles

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:39am
An inquiry into the history of the written word.

‘Young Eliot,’ by Robert Crawford

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:38am
From his Midwest origins, the young T.S. Eliot moved on to the works that would make his name.

‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
A pair of scholars tease out the central notions that have given rise to the modern age.

‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.

‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:36am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:36am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:34am
The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.

R. L. Stine: By the Book

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 6:00am
The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series avoids nonfiction: “I never read it. I hate anything real.”

‘Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure,’ by Kekla Magoon

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:00am
A middle-grade novel reinvents Robin Hood as a mixed-race heroine, born to privilege, who becomes a champion of the poor.

‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:00am
David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.