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London Calling: Kari Kallionemi Dissects Englishness and Pop Music

Cultural historian Kari Kallioniemi examines the relationship between pop music and national identity, but only diehard academics will want to wade through his convoluted writing style.

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Maurice Sendak and the Middle School Wild Things

This kid in my class was only 11, but there was a sort of world-weariness about him. Life was tough. Where the Wild Things Are reminded him of his former innocence, even as it spoke to his inner fierceness.

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The Red Hair Factor in 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'

Classic children's heroines Anne of Green Gables and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm share nearly the same story, but from two different points of view -- and it's those differences that turn out to be most interesting.

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Always Look on the Grimm Side of Life

Murder, masochism, Satanism and nihilism: Parents, you might want to rethink substituting your kids' Twilight paperbacks for the classics.

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Suspicion, Fear and Stinginess ala Brothers Grimm in the Original 'The Wizard of Oz'

The very idea of designing intricate mythologies and elven languages and pronouncing Celeborn correctly would've seemed vaguely unwholesome to a middle-aged Midwesterner at the turn of the 20th century. Indeed, the orginal Land of Oz was not a place of winged monkeys.

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Why Jane Austen makes a surprisingly decent sleuth... and why Elizabeth I may not.

In Jane and the Stillroom Maid, The Devonshires provide the emotional flourishes, Mr. Collins provides the comedy relief, and early-19th-century medicine the fascination that drives this increasingly dark murder mystery.

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Frightening Fairy Tales v. The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Are fairy tales too frightening for our kids? Do they need sanitizing? Or should we just skip them altogether?

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The Readers Who Might Be Rethinking Advertisements in Books

Viewing any particular media form, fiction or otherwise, as sacrosanct is to misunderstand the fact that all media forms are always and forever intertwined -- and are therefore never pure.

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Will Ads in Books Destroy the Industry or Save It?

With publishing numbers taking a nosedive, the industry is scrambling to find a way back to profitability. Could ads in books be the answer?

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Absentee Parents in YA: Yes-Yes or No-No?

TV parents are popping up everywhere, but in young adult books, parents are a near-extinct breed.

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Where Do Trends Come From?

Trends might seem to appear out of nowhere, but with a little know-how, it's easy to see where they come from. And where they're going? Um...

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Getting Inside the Book Review: How They Work & Why We Read Them

We've all done it -- bought a book based on a good review, passed over another because of a bad review. But why do reviews affect us? And how do they do it?

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Has the Internet Killed Professional Book Reviews?

Is the internet killing book reviews? Will blog reviews soon replace the long lengthy columns we've come to love in the New York Times? As a reviewer, will I no longer find neat, book-shaped packages in my mailbox?

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Re: Reading Chronic City

A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.

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Hospital Bombers: Footnotes

Hospital Bombers never lack for vitality in their lo-fi power-pop songs, but they desperately need to step out of the large shadow of their influences.

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