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Audiobooks: ‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty,’ by Amanda Filipacchi

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:29am
The heroine of this novel must deal with a beauty so extreme that she must conceal it.







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On Poetry: Audiobooks: Toward an Oral Art

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:29am
Shouldn’t it be easier to listen to poetry?







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Audiobooks: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood on Snow,’ Read by Patti Smith

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:29am
Jo Nesbo’s latest protagonist is a contract killer with a problem.







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Audiobooks: ‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:29am
Emerging technologies can easily be turned against us, a cybersecurity expert warns.







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Audiobooks: Haruki Murakami’s ‘Strange Library’ and ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:29am
Two novels offer a deadpan mix of comedy, menace and the just plain odd.







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Joseph J. Ellis: By the Book

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:00am
The historian and author, most recently, of “The Quartet” keeps Plato, Kant, Hume, Locke and Nietzsche on his shelves. “Just looking over at them reminds me that once upon a time I was a very serious young man.”







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‘James Merrill: Life and Art,’ by Langdon Hammer

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:30am
A biography of James Merrill looks at the work that grew from his life, and at his literary collaboration with a longtime partner.







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‘Weed the People,’ by Bruce Barcott

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:30am
More than 40 years after Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, America is rethinking its relationship to marijuana.







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‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:02am
“Rise of the Robots” explores how technology threatens even the nimblest and most expensively educated, and “Shadow Work” shines light on the increase of unpaid work.







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ArtsBeat: Sheri Fink and Joshua Horwitz Are Among PEN Award Winners

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:14am
Ms. Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial” won the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.







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‘Goebbels: A Biography,’ by Peter Longerich

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:30am
The implausible career of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, who followed the Führer even in death.







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The Shortlist: Waterloo

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:30am
Four new books are among the many written to mark this year’s bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo.







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ArtsBeat: Marvel Comics Reveals a Female Thor

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:49am
In issue No. 8 of the Thor series, the identity of the woman wielding Thor’s mighty hammer is revealed: it’s Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero.







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Bookends: Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00am
Cheryl Strayed and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we view domestic themes in fiction differently, depending on whether the author is a woman or a man.







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‘Elon Musk,’ by Ashlee Vance

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30am
After a series of tech ventures, Elon Musk has turned to electric cars and space travel.







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‘The Green Road,’ by Anne Enright

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30am
An Irish family disperses, reuniting for what might be a final holiday in the family home.







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‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:00am
In this memoir, Oliver Sacks abandons the restraint that characterized his earlier accounts and reveals his vulnerabilities.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:35pm
This week, Tom Perrotta discusses “A God in Ruins,” and Ruth Franklin talks about Shirley Jackson.







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