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ArtsBeat: Ichabod Crane Rides Again in New Edition

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:27pm
Penguin Classics has published a new edition of the Washington Irving short-story collection that includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:00am
Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.

Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:37pm
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:06am
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.