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I Read These Books So That You Don’t Have To

President Biden had a far better comeback at his disposal last week when he took offense at a special counsel…

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This Novel Is So Bonkers, It Needs Three Narrators

“Same Bed Different Dreams,” Ed Park’s second novel, is a heady mix of true history and high-flying fiction.

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If You Know How to Read It, Washington Is an Open Book

President Biden had a far better comeback at his disposal last week when he took offense at a special counsel…

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Waiting in the Snow for a Phone Call, Mixing Memory and Desire

Cynthia Zarin’s first novel, “Inverno,” is a tale of a woman’s incurable longing and haunted past.

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Jill McCorkle Is Getting Over Her ‘Henry James Phobia’

What books are on your night stand? “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s…

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Arts

Read Your Way Through Utah

Utah is a place of paradoxes, full of terrible beauty and complicated history. The writer Terry Tempest Williams recommends books…

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David Mamet Names the Books That Explain the Real Hollywood

What’s the last great book you read? “A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States,” by Frederick Law Olmsted. Also note:…

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Kathy Hourigan Is Retiring, but Not From Robert Caro

What books are on your night stand? Still there, because I just finished it, is “Martyr!” by Kaveh Akbar, a…

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Arts

The Essential Henry James

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about less being more, about economy of syntax, about the read-between-the-lines profundity of wide-margined, double-spaced…

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Politics

Poem: Abomunist Manifesto

Bob Kaufman’s “Abomunist Manifesto” (1959) is a joke about political proclamations, and it is one of the funniest poems you’ll…

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