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ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:30am
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.

By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:00am
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:23am
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.

Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:00am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:37am
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:21am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:16am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Inside the List

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:09am
The protagonist of David Duchovny’s debut novel is a talking cow who sets out for India.

‘Lies, First Person,’ by Gail Hareven

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:43am
For Gail Hareven’s heroine, an abusive relative’s return to Jerusalem stokes a desire for retribution.

Essay: The Case of Georges Simenon

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:43am
In Simenon’s non-Maigret “thrillers,” the central character is lured from the cocoon of himself into a wider world of sexual and philosophical peril.

Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Lucky Alan’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:42am
In the stories in Jonathan Lethem’s third collection, the everyday conceals the absurd.

Tom McCarthy’s ‘Satin Island’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
In Tom McCarthy’s novel, a ‘corporate anthropologist’ takes on the habits of homogenized global consumers.

‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.

‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.

Open Book: Creature Lit

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:39am
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.

The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:37am
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.

‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:36am
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.

‘Irritable Hearts,’ by Mac McClelland

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.

‘The Evil Hours,’ by David J. Morris

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.