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19 May 2015 // 2:05 AM

Reif Larsen Roams Too Far Afield With ‘I Am Radar’

There are good stories here, but they’re buried in excess.

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Joseph Stiglitz Explains ‘The Great Divide’ at Politics and Prose (video)

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz visited Washington, D.C.'s famous independent bookstore to talk about his newest work of economic analysis, The Great Divide.

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Ghosts Emerge in Vivian Gornick’s Memoir ‘The Odd Woman and the City’

Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the City is a book of ghosts. Ghosts of the past; ghosts of New York, which is for her both home and character; ghosts of a lifetime of reading, intentional and covert.

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Peter Slevin Talks About ‘Michelle Obama - A Life’, His Book on the First Lady

Former Washington Post reporter Peter Slevin reads from and talks about his new book on Michelle Obama, A Life, at Washington D.C.'s Politics and Prose.

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Rafael Ygelesias’ ‘Wisdom of Perversity’ Works Its Way Under the Skin

Inspired by Yglesias’ own history of childhood sexual abuse, this seeks to address the complexities from the inside, to reveal how humanity can be twisted into many forms.

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Harper Lee’s Long-Awaited Second Novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’, Is Out in July

A sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird is coming out this summer – and on a wave of controversy, at that.

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Michelle Obama Biography Embodies Highly Specific Version of the American Dream

Michelle Obama's ideology embraces the legacy of racism versus each child’s ability and responsibility to shape her own future.

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5 May 2015 // 11:53 AM

Russia Removes Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ From Bookstores

Maus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel by Art Spiegelman, has been withdrawn from Moscow bookstores.

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9 Apr 2015 // 10:16 AM

Eddie Huang Slams ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Again

It’s hardly rare for writers to be unhappy with how Hollywood interprets their books, but they typically cash the checks and keep their gripes

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12 Mar 2015 // 1:05 AM

Virtues and Vices in Charles Baxter’s Latest

There Is Something I Want You To Do reminds us that happiness, like morality, is fluid and that we must guard it accordingly.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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